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Mobile device security is not where is should be. There is just no way around this fact. The vas majority of people simple download and install an app on their phone or tablet thinking that they are not going to get something nasty. They never review the permissions that new app is asking for or what those permissions might allow it to do. Now it seems that clever threat actors have slipped a malware into a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) App.

Published in Security Talk
Monday, 11 November 2013 20:18

Google Play on BlackBerry?

Google's store for Android applications might appear on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. Information comes from the CrackBerry forums on which Google Play is displayed on the BlackBerry Z10 device.

Published in News
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 06:00

New rules for Android developers


Google is aware of applications for the Android operating system abuse which is done by developers. Users  quite often spend more time after installing the application on shutting off the ads then they do by actually using the app. Because of these programmers there are apps that block ads, which are not in Google's favor because ads are source of income for them. In order to put an end to these practices, Google introduced new rules for the developers.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 21:46

Redesigned web version of Google Play


Google has today made available their new interface of the web version of Google Play store. Redesign greatly resembles the interface that is already present on the Android devices.

Published in News
Monday, 13 May 2013 22:18

Play Games service is almost here


That Google is preparing a service for online gaming on smartphones and tablets with Android, we already knew. However, thanks to a proactive team with Android Policea, we now know more.

Published in News
Friday, 10 May 2013 21:31

Another redesign for Google Play


If you use Android then Google Play is your main destination where you find new interesting, useful, fun application. Google Play has often changed appearance in recent years, (sometimes even the name, but with not so much success), so it's nothing extraordinary that they have once again decided to do a new redesign.

Published in News
Sunday, 21 April 2013 19:31

BadNews malware on Google Play


According to security firm Lookout, recently there was 32 apps on Google Play that contained malicious software called BadNews. Applications were from 4 different developer accounts, and were downloaded between 2 and 9 million times. Lookout immediately warned Google, which has suspended the accounts and disabled download of suspicious applications.

Published in News
Sunday, 30 December 2012 12:46

New Trojan found for Android based phones


The Russian team from Dr. Web today announced they have spotted a new Trojan for Android, which they named Android, well TheAndroid.DDoS.1.origin. It's not clear how the Trojan spreads - it is assumed that the authors use social engineering; affected users thought that they were installing legitimate software from Google on their smartphones. This is a very common tactic in the relatively open Google Play store and has been one of the problems that both Apple and Microsoft have used against Google in their battle for smartphone supremacy.

Published in News
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:45

Google Play reaches 700,000 apps


According to Bloomberg, Google's application store (Google Play) has grown to over 700,000 titles. Hereby, Apple has lost the advantage according to the number of applications available for the platform, and is now tied with Google. The Android giant has certainly done some work to improve their numbers, like publishing guides for developers on how to develop the games specifically for Android, or just port them to it from other platforms.

Published in News
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:46

Apps: Apple vs Android who really is in the lead?


Who has the most apps? The best apps? Does Apple or Android make more money from their apps? Who has more developers? Which platform offers more free apps? Hardware aside, these are all all important issues to consider when purchasing a new phone. After all, phones are now a versatile mobile computing platform that can hardly be referred to as just a “phone” any longer.

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