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Android Security Issues

1/24/2014

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Chinese security researchers found what they think is the first known Android rootkit in the wild. They have released a detection and cleaning tool as well.

Major Android VPN vulnerability exposed by Israeli researchers.

Now there is malware that uses Windows to infect connected Android devices. This is another PRIME reason why I have been telling people for years to use Trend WFBiz Sec and configure it to disallow autorun for USB devices. And the best part is that the malware looks for banking applications, deletes them, and installs malicious versions!!

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