February 24, 2016, 4:24 pm
in Uncategorized , by Liviu Arsene

Windows ransomware has inflicted financial losses for the past couple of years, especially since almost half of victims end up paying to recover their files. However, cybercriminals have apparently been eyeballing other platforms as well, as our Android report for … Continue reading

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June 23, 2015, 7:36 am
in Uncategorized , by Liviu Arsene

The Bitdefender Research team analyzed popular Android app Instapaper and found it can be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that could expose users’ signup/login credentials when they try to log in into their accounts. The vulnerability may have serious consequences, especially … Continue reading

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May 7, 2014, 7:02 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

It was just a matter of time until the highly prolific gang behind the Reveton / IcePol network made a move on Android. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, given that Android is the world’s dominant mobile operating system.

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June 25, 2013, 2:39 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender has introduced a new feature in its mobile security offering, following the discovery of the Obad trojan, which takes device admin privileges but afterwards won’t let go. Obad has been called the most complex Android trojan to date and, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2012, 10:47 am
in Free Tools , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender Power Tune-up has just emerged from beta testing and into free full app status. The new utility can optimize your Android device for maximum performance and battery economy, as well as help you manage 2G/3G data traffic. You can … Continue reading

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September 29, 2011, 2:47 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender antimalware researchers Csaba-Zsolt Juhos and Vlad Ilie thoroughly documented SndApps as a trojan malware family – but Google doesn’t see it their way.

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August 9, 2011, 10:02 am
in Projects , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android adds functionality once again – new key features include live device tracking.

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May 16, 2011, 4:23 pm
in Projects , by Razvan Stoica

The new security software for Android is ready for its final shake-down. The beta starts today.

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May 12, 2011, 2:50 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

The android-based e-threats found so far are exclusively trojans, masquerading either as legitimate or as pirated versions of popular applications. Only one in particular functions as a trojan downloader and that, only on rooted devices.

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