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APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

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Security software isn’t the sexiest area to think about, but then neither is getting rinsed for all you're worth by a malicious app that you’ve mistakenly downloaded. While that may not be a problem on iOS, it’s starting to become something worth... >>

Google responds to RuFraud Android mobile attack: 22 apps removed

Google responds to RuFraud Android mobile attack: 22 apps removed

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Google has responded to an emerging attack called RuFraud by removing 22 apps from the Android Marketplace. The RuFraud Malware was alerted to Google by security firm Lookout Mobile, who noticed a hat full of apps residing in its app store which on downloading... >>

Windows Phone SMS bug leaves handsets open to attack

Windows Phone SMS bug leaves handsets open to attack

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A bug within the Windows Phone 7 operating system has been uncovered which can be exploited by attackers, allowing a Denial of Service attack to be sent via SMS which will disable messaging on the device. This flaw is apparently targeted at Windows Phone... >>

Android worst OS for malware attacks according to Q3 report

Android worst OS for malware attacks according to Q3 report

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Android has been outed as the worst OS for malware attacks according to McAfee's third quarter threat reports, highlighting some of the difficulties associated with the Google's "open source" mobile operating system. Although the Q3 report comes as no... >>

iOS app bug leaves iPhones at risk from attack

iOS app bug leaves iPhones at risk from attack

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An iPhone security flaw has been unearthed by former NSA analyst Charlie Miller, who says that the iOS bug leaves handsets open to malicious attack. Apple is renowned for having an extremely tight app approval process, and for a long time now it has served... >>

HTC confirms security hole, patch coming

HTC confirms security hole, patch coming

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HTC has confirmed that it is looking into a security loophole found over the weekend that would allow some apps to peek at personal information stored on HTC smartphones. "HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our... >>

Pottermore hit by dark magic ahead of big launch

Pottermore hit by dark magic ahead of big launch

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Harry Potter and his chums are under attack - but this time it's not You Know Who and the Death Eaters, it's crafty cyber criminals looking to cash in on the anticipation ahead of the big Pottermore launch in October. GFI Lab's Christopher Boyd has exposed... >>

The greatest hacks in history

The greatest hacks in history

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All the guffor currently surrounding LulzSec's hacking shenanigans got us thinking. The more stories we wrote about the group, the more we wondered where it all began... We set about sorting our DDoS attacks from our phreaks, our worms from our trojans... >>

Skype aware of ONLINE HELP vishing scam attack

Skype aware of ONLINE HELP vishing scam attack

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Skype has responded to Pocket-lint's story published yesterday about the new kind of scam calls its users are receiving. Nicknamed "vishing" (voice phishing), the new type of attack can even lead unwitting customers into visiting websites that subsequently... >>

Skype users attacked by ONLINE HELP scam call

Skype users attacked by ONLINE HELP scam call

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Like the rest of the world, Pocket-lint has been targeted by email scams, and telephone call and text message spam. And, like a vast majority of you, we don't particularly want to give away our banking details, haven't been in accident lately, nor want... >>