The reputation Android devices have for being less secure than their iOS counterparts is well-known by now, but researchers from the University of Cambridge have some shocking numbers on just how many of these devices suffer from security shortcomings.
One of the most basic security steps for mobile devices turns out not to be secure after all.
An app security company has found that several big-name applications on the Android operating system are putting users’ passwords at risk.
One of the best tools for making sure a lost or stolen phone doesn’t become a data breach nightmare is to wipe its memory. It also helps make sure that devices you’re done with don’t contain sensitive information.
There are certain statements in IT that just become almost accepted at face value over time: Internet Explorer is the worst. Apple devices don’t get viruses. Android devices are inherently dangerous.
Usually if a user downloads a malicious app, it’s pretty clear right away that something is seriously amiss. For that reason, attackers are getting smarter, according to recent findings.
See if you can follow the logic on this one: Google knows its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is vulnerable, but it’s not going to fix it because it could wind up being too dangerous.
No phone or desktop operating system will ever be 100% secure. But yet another Android flaw affecting a majority of its devices has been discovered, once again causing users to question its security.
There are some basic rules for mobile security that have long been thought to keep you in the clear. But researchers have discovered these rules might not be able to protect Android devices from “pileup” malware.
Another day, another study showing Android dominates Apple in mobile malware. But the latest study also has another figure that will be of interest to IT – one that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage.