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Researchers measure smartphone malware infection rates and explore ways to identify infection with previously unknown malware
Researchers measure smartphone malware infection rates and explore ways to identify infection with previously unknown malware. Smartphones are now ubiquitous, personal and have a lot of personal information about their users. Calls and messaging cost money to users, and smartphones are also (...)
[Science daily]

Has the NSA's mass spying made life easier for digital criminals?
In flooding the internet with malware and attack code, and by increasing wariness of data sharing, the NSA's actions have had a negative impact on the fight against cybercrime. By Tom Brewster
[The Guardian]

Ads 'biggest mobile malware risk'
A report suggests adverts on mobile phones have now overtaken pornography as the biggest malware threat.
[BBC]

Ads 'biggest mobile malware risk'
A report suggests adverts on mobile phones have now overtaken pornography as the biggest malware threat.
[BBC News]

New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks
Researchers have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language -- which is often used to create root exploit malware, whereas the bulk of Android (...)
[Science daily]

China criminals 'target mobile web'
A report from security firm Trend Micro outlines the types of mobile malware readily available to Chinese cyber-gangs.
[BBC News]

Sundar Pichai on Android security
Google's Android head, Sundar Pichai, on security (original in French): We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most (...)
[OSNews]

Kaspersky: forget lone hackers, mobile malware is serious business
Security firm singles out Android banking Trojans as its key trend of 2013. By Stuart DredgeStuart Dredge
[The Guardian]

Malware? Software ensures 'what you see is what you send'
Researchers have created a prototype software, Gyrus, that takes extra steps to prevent malware from sending spam emails and instant messages, and blocking unauthorized commands such as money transfers.
[Science daily]

Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin
Computer scientists have taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is highly volatile. Researchers examined more than 2,000 pieces of malware used by Bitcoin mining operations in 2012 and 2013. (...)
[Science daily]

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