It is hard to trust a stranger’s honesty when it comes to lost smartphones. Not that we do not believe in our fellow citizens, but experiences and studies seem to show that people are not necessarily the most good-willed when finding a lost product of value. Such is the case with Symantec’s latest lost phone ... Read More »
Are anti-virus apps necessary for Android users? Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android Engineering, recently said, “I don’t think so. That’s obviously an individual choice, but I haven’t felt the need for it. Let’s put it this way, I don’t run those apps.”
Smartphone security continues to be a hot topic in the Android ecosystem. Whether you believe this is much of an issue or not, Android is the most popular mobile operating system, and the bad guys are known to target bigger markets. Google is not keeping its arms crossed, and they have just revealed Bouncer, a ... Read More »
After coming out of Beta toward the end of December, avast! Free Mobile Security has gained much attention. These guys are offering everything the other anti-virus/security apps bring to the table and then some. Complete with root features (yes, you heard that right), this is the fullest security app we have ever ... Read More »
Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the planet. With over 200 million devices activated, and over 550,000 added daily, Android is taking over the world. This also raises a concern, though, as developers of malicious software often target platforms with the most exposure. No one will write a malicious ... Read More »
Violence in video games is not rare these days, but it seems a game that involves raising and fighting a dog can really hit a spot for many. KG Dogfighting has been one of the most controversial apps we’ve seen. PETA (along with other animal rights activists) has been against this app due ... Read More »
Retrevo surveys have been quite interesting lately, and today is no exception. Retrevo surveyed 1,000 people about smartphone security, and found, sadly, that Android users seem to be more ignorant (or careless) about the matter at hand.
This may seem weird to most of us. We’re always talking about security-centric apps and services ... Read More »
We’ve all heard the question before. Which is the most secure? Android or iOS? iPhone users will tell you Apple’s iron fist guarantees the security of its users, while Android fans will say using an Android phone is just like using a PC–as long as you use common sense and protect yourself, you’ll be fine.
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Lookout is probably the first app we download when purchasing a new device. Especially since one of the main concerns with Android devices is security. These powerful smartphones hold information that can ruin your life if it falls into the wrong hands. Not to mention your performance and battery life can be affected if the ... Read More »
Update: As several of our readers have pointed out, just because I think anti-virus programs are unnecessary on Android doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Viruses and malware are serious concerns, and if you have those concerns, you should be protecting your phone. As always, the choice is up to you.
With the growing threat of viruses ... Read More »