Android study finds privacy and security risks related to in-app advertising – Engadget


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Android study finds privacy and security risks related to in-app advertising
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These ad libraries pose security risks because they offer a way for third parties – including hackers – to bypass existing Android security efforts. Specifically, the app itself may be harmless, so it won't trigger any security concerns.
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Trend Micro announces free mobile security with Titanium Maximum Security 2012 – telecomlead.com

Trend Micro announces free mobile security with Titanium Maximum Security 2012
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Telecom Lead India: Trend Micro, a cloud security provider, has announced free mobile security available with Titanium Maximum Security 2012. Due to technical integration issues with the Android Market, Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition is

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iPhones top the list of Smartphones Exploited by Hackers

iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices transmit the MAC addresses of routers they’ve recently accessed. Hackers from security firm Immunity use the unique identifiers to glean information about the people they’re paid to target,

As a security professional who gets paid to hack into high-value networks, Mark Wuergler often gets a boost when his targets use smartphones, especially when the device happens to be an iPhone that regularly connects to Wi-Fi networks.

That’s because the iPhone is the only smartphone he knows of that transmits to anyone within range the unique identifiers of the past three wireless access points the user has logged into. He can then use off-the-shelf hardware to passively retrieve the routers’ MAC (media access control) addresses and look them up in databases such as Google Location Services and the Wireless Geographic Logging Engine. By allowing him to pinpoint the precise location of the wireless network, iPhones give him a quick leg-up when performing reconnaissance on prospective marks.

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Is Google the hole in your Android security? – ExtremeTech


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Is Google the hole in your Android security?
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By Ryan Whitwam on March 16, 2012 at 10:15 am Android's pattern lock is often considered one of the least secure methods of keeping your phone's data away from prying eyes. Well, it appears that it's at least secure enough to stymie the FBI.
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