Is your Android phone a ‘toxic hellstew’ of vulnerabilities? There’s an app to help you find out

It seems that some Android smartphone makers are lying to users about the patch status of their devices, telling them that they’re up-to-date when they aren’t. Here’s how to find out if your Android smartphone is lying to you. The first step is to take a trip to the Google Play Store and download SnoopSnitch, an app […]

Android security: Cryptocurrency mining-malware hidden in VPNs, games, and streaming apps, dowloaded 100,000 times

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered multiple malicious cryptocurrency-mining applications being distributed via the Google Play store, with the miners posing as games, sports streaming apps, and VPNs. Some of these have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. While the applications appear to provide legitimate functions, their real purpose is to secretly use the CPU power of […]

Google Android Security report 2017: We read it so you don’t have to

Google released its Android security report just to let you know that you’re not loading up on potentially harmful applications. While the report is partly a marketing vehicle for Android given Apple often touts its security, there are some key takeaways to ponder. We read through the 56-page Android report so you don’t have to. […]

Only two Android brands score reasonably well in analysis of security updates

An analysis of security updates for different smartphone brands reveals the safest brands to buy, and it doesn’t make for great reading. Only two Android brands managed halfway decent ratings, with many big brands being rated poorly … SecurityLab tweeted a table which examined four different factors: The shortest time to publish a security update following discovery of […]

Hacking group used Facebook lures to trick victims into downloading Android spyware

A hacking campaign used fake Facebook profiles to trick targets into downloading malware capable of stealing vast swathes of information, including messages, photos, audio recordings and even the exact location of victims. The group has been operating since as early as 2015 and is thought to have infected the Android phones of hundreds selected targets […]

Top 10 tips to protect your Android smartphone and tablets

With nearly two billion users, Android smartphone and tablets offer a very lucrative playing field for hackers and cybercriminals. While there are third-party Apps which help you to get specific cybersecurity for your Android devices, Google provides various useful built-in security features. You can use these built-in security features in addition to third-party Apps to […]

The Android privacy and security settings you need to know about

Android phones and tablets come equipped with a wealth of privacy and security features, but many of them are disabled by default or, in the case of app permissions, get set almost without consideration over the course of using your device. Read the Wired guide to take you through the most important settings to ensure […]

Android smartphone security : Four apps to secure your Android secure

Approximately 2 billion users throughout the world own an Android smartphone or tablet. Growing Android smartphone popularity has its own benefits but has also led to an increase in the number of cyber attacks.  While popularity means more Apps and games but it also brings more malware-laden Apps and password-stealing malware. While Google is on […]

The world’s most secure smartphones — and why they’re all Androids

Smartphones may be our most personal devices — we carry them everywhere, and they know more about our lives than our closest friends — but they were never designed with security or privacy in mind. Read Steve Ranger explain why Android smartphones are safest and most secure smartphones on ZDNet.

Why Android users should update to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo

If you are a smartphone owner, chances are you are using a Android smartphone because over a billion consumers own Android smartphones across the world. The Android smartphone has become a utility cum communications device for every individual. They store their important details like bank information, client information in addition to private media files. So […]