Android apps put passwords at risk: Where developers came up short

An app security company has found that several big-name applications on the Android operating system are putting users’ passwords at risk. 

Gone, but not forgotten: Wiping Android devices doesn’t always work

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. 

Android: Maybe not as dangerous as we thought

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.  

Android malware waits … and waits … to trick users

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. 

Google: Fixing vulnerable OS is too dangerous

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. 

Yet another Android vulnerability: Keeping devices safe

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. 

Android flaw succeeds despite security advice

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. 

The Android malware trend no one’s talking about

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. 

Mobile virus threat is overblown, security experts say

While some observers have been warning companies and consumers for a while about the growing problem of malware attacking smartphones, recent reports show the mobile virus threat has yet to have much of an impact. 

6 Android security risks you should know

Mobile devices introduce a number of new security concerns for organizations. In this guest post, Katherine Switzer outlines a few of the biggest Android security threats IT managers should be aware of.