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Google's Android security chief: Don't bother with anti-virus. Is he serious?

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Google's chief security engineer for Android, Adrian Ludwig, claims that most users shouldn't bother with anti-virus and that security companies are overstating the problem of Android malware. Can he be serious? ...

Yes, your smartphone camera can be used to spy on you...

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A researcher claims to have written an Android app that takes photos and videos using the device camera, even while the screen is turned off - so you wouldn't even know the camera was spying on you.

Spotify warns its Android app users of breach, says to download new version

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Spotify has told users of its music-streaming app for Android to upgrade to a new version, after the company spotted unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data.

Many Spotify users will no doubt be annoyed at the company for the inconvenience, but we think it's worth it for their own security.

Heartbleed, Google Play and XP - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How hard is Heartbleed recovery? How hard does Google Play try to keep the garbage out? And how hard are you trying to get over XP?

60 Second Security has the answers in a short, fun security video.

Google takes down fake anti-virus app that duped 10,000 users on Play Store

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The Virus Shield app cost $3.99 and claimed to be a scanner that protected Android devices from viruses, while promising to never annoy users with pop-up ads found on many free apps.

Too bad for the 10,000 people who paid for it - Virus Shield was a fake.

SSCC 139 - PWN2OWN, browser updates, Target alerts, PCI DSS and phishing [PODCAST]

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Is a browser less secure if more people like to hack it? Is it OK to ignore alerts simply because you get too many? Do you back yourself to spot every single phish? And just how smart is the Google Play Store?

Chester and Duck dissect these issues with their usual style in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Fake Plants vs Zombies and other Android games infiltrate Google Play store, make money for fraudsters

Fake Plants vs Zombies Android game infiltrates Google Play store, makes money for fraudsters

Is Google doing a good enough job of policing apps in the official Android app store?

It seems not.

Mobile apps for kids collecting and sharing information with third parties

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The second of two FTC reports on kids' mobile apps shows that the industry hasn't improved with regards to privacy, with many apps sharing personal information with third parties, all without notifying parents or asking for their permission.

Goodbye pseudonyms! Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play - from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.

Is Google about to start scanning your Android for malware?

Is Google about to start scanning your Android for malware?

A new edition of the Google Play app (Android's equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.

Find and Call - is it *really* the first malware in the iOS App Store?

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The first malicious app in the iPhone app store!

That's what the headlines said. But is it really the case that "Find and Call" is malware?

Revealed: How Lady Gaga helped Google keep malware off Androids

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Security researchers say that they have found multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google's automated system for detecting malicious Android apps before they are made available in the Google Play store.

Free Sophos Anti-Virus app for your Android

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To help you better safeguard your Android phone and tablet, Sophos just published Sophos Mobile Security for Android in Google Play. Oh, and it's free!

The Legend of Zelda and dirty tricks by Android apps in the Google Play store

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Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.