They are demanding a switch on our smartphones that would theoretically brick them after they're stolen. But would it be effective?
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Fake anti-virus is mostly for Windows, with OS X a long way back in second place. But other operating systems aren't exempt from the depredations of cybercriminals.
Paul Ducklin shows you round some recently-discovered Android scareware...
Not to be outdone by Microsoft and Adobe's Patch Tuesday releases, Mozilla pushed out its latest browser and email client updates today.
There are no bated-breath patches for in-the-wild exploits, but 3 of the 8 security fixes are deemed "critical".
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The US Department of Defense has approved the use of Samsung phones running "Knox," a hardened version of Android.
Google has made a number of changes to its Android Play Store ecosystem recently.
There's now a rudimentary anti-virus provided with the OS, a ban on ad blockers, and, most recently, an official policy on sneaky "off-market" updates...
Security researchers have identified a security hole in Viber that can be exploited to bypass Android smartphones' lock screen and gain full access to the device.
Here's the latest episode in the popular "Chet Chat" series.
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The avionics bigwigs FAA and EASA have said "bunk!" to a researcher's claims that his new Android app could potentially hack planes.
OK, says fellow plane hacker "Renderman," if that's true, there's no harm in giving public access to your test labs, now is there?
Facebook has introduced a new way to utilize its services on Android mobile phones. Facebook Home streamlines keeping in touch with friends, their photos, Likes and shares. The issue is how it impacts your privacy, even if you choose not to use it yourself.
A security research has cooked up an exploit framework and Android app that can be used, at least theoretically, to hack a plane, including changing its destination or even crashing the aircraft.
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Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 105, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Computer users should be getting used to security updates for Adobe Flash by now - after all, this is the fourth in as many weeks.
Make sure your computers are protected as soon as possible.