Online Security


New Android Malware Turns Security Features Against Itself

Symantec has discovered a new line of Android malware infections that turn the operating system’s own services against itself. “Android.Spywaller” poses as a legitimate Google Service designed to protect users via firewall to attack a user’s phone, rooting it from the inside out and installing a number of standard tracking packages including keyloggers and screen-grabbers.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, powered by Stay Safe Online, an organization that promotes safe and secure Internet use. Stay Safe Online has partnered with Express VPN to help spread awareness of Internet security for children ahead of the next month. Check out this infographic below, which details the seven most important tips Read More

Over Half of Android Phones Vulnerable to Hack

Hearing that an Android device is vulnerable to attack is certainly nothing new by this point. Year over year since its release we’ve been bombarded with news and stories about how Android is leaving mobile phones vulnerable to one deviant exploit or another, but now a new discovery from Palo Alto Networks may officially trump Read More

1 Billion Affected by Data Breaches in 2014, Says IBM

Over a billion people were affected by data breaches in 2014, an all-time high, according to a blog post from IBM’s X-Force threat detection network. “If the year 2014 felt to you like a never-ending roller coaster ride of thrills and excitement within the world of internet security, you wouldn’t be the only one,” wrote Read More

Lookout’s State of iOS Security

There is a much more level playing field for malware on iOS now compared to Android, according to Lookout Security, who says that iOS malware currently looks a lot like Android malware in 2010. With its newest infographic below Lookout attempts to dispel some myths around the existence of dangerous malware in the App Store. Read More

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