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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.

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely "sexting" and sharing photos.

But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

It's time for this week's Monday review: all our stories from the past seven days.

Enjoy!

What is your phone saying behind your back?

What is your phone saying behind your back?

Do you always turn WiFi off on your smartphone before leaving the house or work? You might think there's no harm in having WiFi turned on but not connected to a network, but that's not necessarily the case.

Dealing with mobile SMS / text spam [POLL]

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From insurance claims to adult content subscription services, SMS spam seems to be a growing problem. Well, for me at least. Do you know how you should report such text messages?

Dodgy Android markets shut down by FBI in copyright crackdown

Dodgy Android markets shut down by FBI

Some Android users have got a nasty scare, as three websites - involved in the distribution of cracked and stolen Android smartphone apps - were shut down by the FBI.

Nude wallpaper apps infect thousands of Android devices with malware

Nude wallpaper apps infect thousands of Android devices with malware

Thousands of Android devices are thought to have been infected by a strain of Chinese malware which sends costly SMS messages to earn cash for its creators.

How to explain phishing to your Grandma [VIDEO]

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Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma? Are you tech support for friends and family?

If so, then the Sophos Threatsaurus is just what you need. The 2012 edition is hot off the press - get it for free today!

Security fears around remote working, the cloud and wireless networks cited by SMBs

Security fears around remote working, the cloud and wireless networks cited by SMBs

The days of IT managers simply worrying about the security of the network inside their physical offices are long gone.

Cloud services, mobile devices, wireless networks and a remote workforce are complicating security management for IT departments who wish to protect corporate data.

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

WWDC 2012 keynote highlights Apple security strengths and weaknesses

Apple's announcement about new products at WWDC 2012 was peppered with information related to security and privacy, Joshua Long reports.

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

A Facebook user used Apple's iCloud to identify the thief who stole her iPhone on a Disney cruise. While an interesting story, what can you do to better protect your smartphone or tablet to not have to repeat this process if your device is stolen?

Angry Birds malware - Firm fined £50,000 for profiting from fake Android apps

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A firm has been fined £50,000 after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers.

Sophos anti-virus for Android updated - beta now works on tablets too!

Sophos anti-virus for Android beta updated - now for tablets too!

The beta version of Sophos Mobile Security for Android has been updated to support tablets.

Download a free copy now and tell us what you think!

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!

Fake anti-virus disguises used by Android malware

Fake anti-virus disguises used by Android malware

The Android malware threat is growing.

And it's no surprise to see similar social engineering tricks that have worked on other operating systems in the past also being used on the Android platform.

Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages

Fraudsters spam out scams via SMS text messages

Always take care about clicking on links sent to you out of the blue, even if they arrive on your mobile phone.

Smartphones: which one do you like best?

smartphones: which is the best?

Which is the better smartphone choice: iPhone, Android, Blackberry? Which is most secure? Check out what Naked Security readers thought, and take the chance to have your say.

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from - as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

A TV news report raises concern about the NFC-enabled contactless cards being used by Barclays banking customers. Professor Alan Woodward explores what he believes to be the real issue.

Lost your mobile? You're not alooooooone...

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I have left phones in airplanes, in cabs, at friends' houses, etc...it is embarrassing really. But it turns out I'm not the only one.