Mobile devices are small computers, that’s now granted. For years now some companies have foreseen that those devices will be target to security threats (F-Secure launched its first Mobile AV for Symbian in 2004 (and was well demoed with the Skull Virus – see pic to the side). Now quite a few players have joined the race with traditional security providers like AVG (through the purchase of DroidSecurity), McAffee (trhough the purchase of tenCube) and newÂ independentÂ players such as Lookout. The threats have evolved also, we can now see that with…read more
RIMâ??s consumer-grade protection software for BlackBerry smartphones, dubbed Blackberry Protect, has just beenÂ officially announced. Rumored for months, the new service lets customers not attached to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server: â?¢ Protect important information on a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely wiping or locking the device from your desktop â?¢ Remotely add contact information to the home screen of a locked BlackBerry smartphone so it can be returned if found â?¢ See your BlackBerry smartphoneâ??s location and pinpoint the current whereabouts of a lost or stolen device with cell tower and…read more
Seems like theÂ mobileÂ security industry is shaking : In May,Â McAfee bought mobile security provider Trust Digital for an undisclosed price Last week, Lookout announced it has gotten more than a million registered users in the past six months for its smartphone security app which includes anti-virus, anti-spy/mal-ware, lock and wipe and backup and restore for android, windows mobile and blackberry Lookout recently secured a second round of funding increasing total funding to a wooping $16.5 million and has only 20 employees – sounds lean enough and ready to last.
While the app stores have been marketed as a safe place by Apple since the very beginning, turns out they can become quite easily the haven of the new-age app piracy. The WSJ runs an article on the subject (thanks @gr for the link) where they give as an example a fake banking application sold 1,50USD on the Google app store. Of course Apple has a very strict human-based approval process thatÂ shouldÂ limit those malwares/spywares, but while the other app stores only react to notification, bottom line is the mobile app…read more