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Sprint Jumps On Unlimited Cloud Storage Bandwagon

Sprint Jumps On Unlimited Cloud Storage Bandwagon

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Mobile Carrier makes announcement that it will offer unlimited cloud storage service to its wireless customers for $5 a month through Pogoplug app. Sprint has added a new product to it’s “unlimited services” lineup.  Last Monday the company announced that it is now offering unlimited cloud storage from Pogoplug as part of its …

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Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Google tracks everything you do, and they are not limited to just tracking you online.  The search giant is now developing ways to track users across laptops, tablets and smartphones. They can even follow you right down to the the stores you visit and businesses you call from your mobile device. The new …

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5 Essential Online Security Tips For Your Family

5 Essential Online Security Precautions For Your Family

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   If you are the most technical person in your neighborhood, then chances are you have become the local unofficial tech support rep for your circle of friends and family. It doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you know…as long as you are more technically capable than the rest of your family, you will …

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Security Flaw Makes Smart Toilets Vulnerable to Hackers

Security Flaw Makes Smart Toilets Vulnerable to Hackers

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   When it comes to online privacy we generally think of things like our favorite social networking sites, mobile phones, chat records, email, etc. Now, experts have uncovered a new security flaw that makes toilets vulnerable to hackers. Trustwave, an information security company, recently published a security advisory reporting a vulnerability in the Satis  “smart” …

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What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

Elise Ackerman Forbes   What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked … My friend Mike’s Android phone had been acting strangely for awhile. In the middle of the night, the phone would come alive. It would meander down various menu paths, send texts that were gibberish and start playing poker. Was it bug in the operating system? Or had …

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in an interview with both CNET and Forbes that he cannot …

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Security Alert: New Android Fake Gmail Malware “DDSpy” Steals Your Privacy

Security Alert: New Android Fake Gmail Malware "DDSpy" Steals Your Privacy

  NQ Mobile   NQ Mobile’s Security Research Center recently uncovered new Android malware—DDSpy—which disguises itself as Gmail and runs silently in the background, stealing your personal data. If you’re infected with this malicious application, you won’t see an icon for it. Instead, it will hide in your app list and wait for instructions from a remote server, which will …

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their latest Android malware discoveries written …

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Android Malware Posing as ‘Angry Birds Space’

Android Malware Posing as 'Angry Birds Space'

Matthew Hawkins Technolog @ MSNBC   Android smartphone users and “Angry Birds” fans need to watch out for more than crafty pigs — there’s malware going around that targets Android users by posing as Rovio’s hit game “Angry Birds Space,” warnsSophosLabs. The infected version can be found in unofficial app stores and uses an Android Trojan known as Andr/KongFu-L. It contains …

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Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   Android phone users should be on guard for new malware that can spread to the phone from mobile websites. Meanwhile, a fresh batch of malicious apps has surfaced in the Google Play store.  “This appears to be the first time that compromised websites have been used to distribute malware targeting Android devices,” said Lookout …

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