Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

As we increasingly make use of our smartphones to satisfy our shopping needs, let’s shine a light on how these hubs of our digital lives can be used to shop securely, on and around a day dedicated to online deals. Let’s get a bit statistical first. On Cyber Monday in 2017, smartphones and tablets accounted … More Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

Google’s data charts path to avoiding malware on Android

How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers. You need to stick to Google Play for apps and run as recent a version of Android as possible if … More Google’s data charts path to avoiding malware on Android

Virus Bulletin 2018: Supply chain hacking grows up

Striking the balance between supply, demand and safety is a major concern. With the pressure to ship as early as possible, especially when it comes to hardware, what assurances do we have that the hardware is really clean, and that future updates won’t be hacked? Here at Virus Bulletin 2018, the conversation of how to … More Virus Bulletin 2018: Supply chain hacking grows up

Semi-annual balance of mobile security

For Android, malware detections were down 27% compared to the first half of 2017; for iOS, they decreased 15% compared to the same period last year. Mobile security plays an increasingly important role in the protection of information assets, and this applies to both home and corporate users. So, this publication will focus on analyzing the … More Semi-annual balance of mobile security

Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

You’ve set up an out-of-office auto-responder and packed your stuff, but have you done all of your “homework” before you rush out the front door for that well-deserved time off? You’re probably taking the vacation to unwind, but it is certainly not the time to put cybersecurity on the back burner. On the contrary, being … More Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Over 3,300 Android apps may be violating kids’ privacy, study says

Researchers find that a great portion of popular children’s apps may run afoul of US privacy legislation by improperly collecting data – albeit often probably unintentionally. A response from Google to the unflattering findings wasn’t long in coming. More than 3,300 children-oriented Android apps on Google Play are possibly gathering kids’ data in an improper … More Over 3,300 Android apps may be violating kids’ privacy, study says