Posts Tagged ‘phishing scams’

Android HackedMalware is becoming an increasingly difficult issue to tackle for the Android operating system, but there are still ways that Android users can protect themselves. Many of the malware issues that are plaguing Android are fairly easy to detect and avoid, provided that you know what they are looking for.

1. Fake Utilities

There are numerous fake utility applications offered for Android devices that claim to increase the functionality of your device. Many of these utilities say that they will increase the battery power/speed/memory capacity/etc. Be skeptical about these claims that are too good to be true, they often are. Do your own research to determine whether the application is dangerous. Simply being a popular application should not imply that the application is reputable. Studies have found that a good percentage of popular applications still included malware and exploits. (more…)

GoogleAccording to a recent study by Google, malicious software in most cases extends straight from legitimate sites that have been hacked. Of course, these programs are also distributed through special sites that were directly run by hackers, but they are much smaller.

These data are published in a special section of the “Report on the availability of services and data,” which Google weekly updates. Information destroys the myth that malware penetrating the computer users from dubious resources. Statistics undeniable. For example, as of June 9, 2013 only 3891 sites that are blocked in Google Chrome and Firefox, a system of “Safe Browsing”, belonged to the category of questionable resources. At the same time, the remaining 39247 sites offering legit services and facilities, but they have been infected by malware. (more…)