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Avoid side-loading apps

Side-loading is the practice of downloading applications that have not been approved by the operating system’s official app store. It’s usually not worth the risk, as there’s no assurance these apps have been scanned for malware. Stick to the official channels.

Flappy Bird goes viral – literally

According to reports, about 80 percent of the clonings of the popular smartphone game ‘Flappy Bird’ contain virus. The viruses were observed sending messages and making phone calls without permission, while their main goal is to call premium numbers in order to steal money from users. Other than that, they can gather information about the […]

A malicious app easily passed Apple’s test track

It turns out that Apple’s strict security system is not entirely free of problems, after security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to load a malicious application to the App Store. The app was loaded with multiple loopholes and was able to take over the device without the user’s knowledge. In contrary to the conventional knowledge […]

Android Master Key Breach

Android security breaches have become a kind of “commonplace”, the openness of the operating system and security updates that arrive too late to a variety of devices from different manufacturers open the door to hackers, and malware is rapidly created. But this time, it seems that a much more serious breach is found – The […]