When you download smartphone apps from an official app store, iPhone or Android, you usually expect that the applications are monitored and virus free. Unlike iPhone’s app store, however, the Android platform does not actively pre-screen all of their apps, and sometimes malicious viruses sneak through, including phenominally popular apps like Angry Birds.

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With a huge portion of smartphone users relying on the Android platform, we just came across a pretty serious vulnerability that can potentially leave all of your login information open for the world of hackers to see and use to inflict serious damage on your digital and financial life. And to make matters worse, this is a vulnerability that affects 99% of Android users.

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In an act of sour grapes/competitive positioning/questionable altruism Doug Bergeron, the CEO of VeriFone (a point-of-sale machine vendor) has released an exposé video unearthing a security breach in Square, a brand of mobile credit card reader.

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The employment of smartphone malware has been on the rise as our internet use has become more and more mobile-based. The latest app that was found to be loaded with malware is called Steamy Window; but instead of slowing down your phone or trying to steal your passwords, as we’ve seen in the past, this one also runs up your texting bill, leaving you with hundreds if not thousands of dollars in fees.

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There are many apps on the market that allow your smartphone to protect itself from snoops or thieves. But most of these apps usually only lock up your phone, allow you to remotely erase your data, or, at best, give you a GPS location of where you phone has been last. This is fine for when the phone is lost or stolen, later to be tracked at a certain address.

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gadgetsAs we stumble headlong into the next generation of Web-enabled gadgets, oftentimes we look at what’s “cool” and what’s “innovative” moreso than what’s “secure.” This see-no-evil mentality has encouraged lackadaisical programmers to cut corners in the development of HDTVs, smartphones, and countless other products, which has, in turn, given rise to new avenues for hackers and scam artists.

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iphone remote wipeImagine you are in your car using the GPS app on your smartphone to navigate through a city you’ve never been. All of a sudden your phone just shuts off. Without any error message or warning your phone goes black. When you power it back on, everything is gone: your contacts, photos, even the ability to make calls has be erased.

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