A firm has been fined £50,000 after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers.
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!
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 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.
Always take care about clicking on links sent to you out of the blue, even if they arrive on your mobile phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is iOS 5.1 allowing people to access your iPhone or iPad without a pass code? Perhaps not, but we were duped!
Google has pleasantly surprised the mobile malware research community when it announced yesterday that Android apps are analysed for malicious behavior before being allowed onto the Android Market, but is it all good news? Vanja Svajcer, Sophos Principal Researcher, investigates.
O2 mobile users in the UK are venting on Twitter today, fuming at their discovery that their phone number is being shared with every website that they visit over the network.
But users of other mobile phone networks may be also affected.
Apple's most hacker-resistant hardware to date - the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, which are built around the Apple A5 chip - can now be jailbroken.
Should you rush to slither free of Apple's fiscal tentacles?
In this week's podcast, Vanja Svajcer joins Chet to talk about the mobile security landscape. Topics discussed include mobile malware, theft, application markets and advice on securing your smartphone.
Free Windows phones are being offered by Microsoft to users who describe their Android malware problems.
Carrier IQ was interviewed today by AllThingsD and explained in detail what their application for smartphones does and does not do.
Researcher Trevor Eckhart posted information showing that US mobile carriers were installing a rootkit on mobile phones that can record location, keystrokes and other sensitive data to mobile carriers. It can be included on Android, Nokia, Blackberry and other tablets causing privacy concerns among users.