HTC develops Fetch device locator technology

HTC has developed an innovation called Fetch, and has filed an application for its trademark in Taiwan’s NCC. The application describes some sort of portable tracking device for finding other electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and personal digital assistants. Apart from that, however, there is little information available about Fetch. Engadget says that

Avast Acquires Secure.me

Avast a consumer antivirus maker has just acquires the Facebook-focuesd security startup Secure.me in a move to widen there reach both to the online users and the users that just worry about their immediate systems. Secure.me was launched to the public in November of 2011 as a way that parents could see their children’s Facebook

Loozfon and Finfisher Malware Target Android Devices

Two new viruses are attacking Android-based mobile devices according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). One, called Loozfon, steals information. One of its versions entices people with a work-at-home opportunity that pays in exchange for sending e-mail. It has an advertisement that takes users to a website that brings the malware onto one’s mobile

Google Has Updated The Google Authenticator For Ease Of Use

If you’re trying to add a little bit of extra security to your Android device, Google has an app to help you with that. Essentially, it’s a 2-step authentication feature that will really help you keep your device secure. If you’re already using this feature, it may now be a little bit easier to use

Intel Develops Hand Gesture Security Feature To Replace Passwords

Remembering passwords for various websites could be a thing of the past for mobile devices. Intel has developed a new prototype technology that uses hand gestures for security instead of passwords. Intel recognizes that remembering passwords can be a tedious thing, especially with the many services that users subscribe to today such as banks, social

Fake Grand Theft Auto:Vice City App for Android Loads Boxer Malware

An unofficial Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Android game has been reported as malware. Available on a Russian third-party website from a China-based author called Vickie, the game requires users to install a fake Flash update. According to GFI Labs, a website that specializes in exposing online security threats, the purported Flash update is in fact

What is Smishing and How Do You Prevent it?

First, there was phishing, an attack on users that acquire their personal information such as their passwords and credit card information by passing off a false website as a legitimate page. Now, as Internet users become more aware about suspicious messages either on websites or in their e-mail, cyber criminals are moving from websites to

Aircover: New Android Mobile Security App Launches Today

BlueSprig an app development company based in San Francisco, has announced today the availability of Aircover a new Android mobile security app. This multi-faceted app covers your phone, your apps and even your family, with one simple app. Aircover of course provides mobile anti-virus protection. Aircover checks your Android phone and apps against their up

Protect Your Photos On Your Android Phone With These Apps

Yesterday we brought you the story that was breaking across the internet in regards to Android phones allowing access to your photos from apps. You can see the whole story here, but the jist of it is that like computers, your photos are stored locally on your “hard drive” and of course apps could access

NSA Creates Android Phone For Top Secret Conversations

The U.S. National Security Agency in Fort Meade Maryland has created an Android phone that some NSA officials believe is capable of handling top-secret conversations. This is great news for Google’s operating system, which some thought was to “open” for enterprise let alone one of the most clandestine government agencies. The Android phone was developed

Malware Slides Past The Bouncer, Uses Facebook As The Side Door

TechCrunch is running a story today about a new malware that’s affecting Android users.  After Google put “bouncer” in place in the Android market to patrol for malware, this new enemy has let himself in the side door via Facebook. The malware, which has disguised itself as “any_name.apk” and “allnew.apk” was discovered by the security

New Malware Found In Chinese Secondary Android App Markets

Chinese users of Android are facing a new malware threat that can be rather serious. However, if you’re not in China there is nothing to worry about so don’t panic. The new malware goes by the name of RootSmart. The malware infects phones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is found in some secondary Chinese app

Motorola Forgot To Wipe The Data On Some Refurbed Xooms

Motorola has made a mistake and wants to rectify it as soon as possible. We learned from a press release sent out on Friday that an allotment of Xoom tablets that were sent to Woot to be sold as “refurbished” were not properly wiped. The tablets in question were sold by Woot between October and

Look Out! NQ Mobile Is Bringing The Heat

If you were lucky enough to be in the stands in Miami or catch a telecast of the Miami Heat’s 92-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week than you would have caught NQ Mobile’s advertising on the sidelines. Pictured above NQ Mobile, the largest mobile security provider in the world, with over 122

Congress Concerned About Security In Kindle Fire’s Web Browser

Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the co-chair of the bi-partisan privacy caucus has sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter outlines the caucus’s concerns over the privacy of users who buy the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon has taken pre-orders for hundreds of thousands of Kindle Fire tablets (e-readers) that use

HTC Addressing Security Issues, Preparing A Patch

This weekend Androidpolice.com discovered a “massive” Android exploit created by some HTC Android phones and HTC’s Sense UI.  According to Androidpolice, the hole allowed any app with access to the internet, access to a whole bunch more.  SMS information, user information, last GPS coordinates and more sensitive information were discovered to be at risk by

HTC Police Investigating Android Police Claims

Over the weekend Androidpolice.com broke a pretty intense story about a massive security vulnerability found in some key Android devices.  The Android devices are all made by HTC and include the HTC Evo 3d, HTC Evo 4g, and the Thunderbolt. Now when the guys at Androidpolice write a security based story you can bet your

Lookout: New Trojan Charges Premium Text Messages

Our friends at LookOut mobile security have tracked a new malicious Trojan that is targeting Android users. The Trojan called GGTracker sends unknowing Android users to a fake site that resembles the Android market site. From there users are prompted to download malicious apps that contain the GGTracker. That’s where it gets worse. Once installed

Bitcoin exchange center hacked, prices are in flux

The ever popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has reported that not only was he hacked into earlier today via Hong-Kong based hackers but also, all his were then sold. Mt. Gox then shut down his store as the rates then spiraled out of control to just pennies after valued around $17.50 each.