Tag Archives: Malware

Vulnerability Said To Leave Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II Open To Malware, Samsung “Conducting Internal Review”

Thanks to XDA-Developer forum user alephzain, word is reaching the masses that a potential “severe vulnerability” exists in the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note II along with several other Samsung devices. This vulnerability could provide a malicious way for remotely downloaded apps to read user data, brick phones and perform other malicious activities. In other words, this hole could allow a malicious app free reign … [read full article]

T-Mobile Partners With Lookout To Add Malware Protection To Android Devices

T-Mobile and Lookout announce a joint effort to offer T-Mobile customers “instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security.” T-Mobile will provide customers free, out of the box protection beginning on the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Automatic App Security, will have Lookout scan any downloaded app for potential threats and notify the users if there are any security threats. The product works automatically requiring no … [read full article]

(Update) PSA: Galaxy S II Owners Should Be On Watch For Unknown App Trying To Install

Update: The Verge has a pretty good breakdown about what’s going on. It doesn’t appear that OSJC was acting maliciously by trying to self-install as it was given the same App ID as one that was already in common with Samsung’s own email app — even though the Samsung App ID isn’t in the Google Play store, only on Samsung’s own ROM. The process for removing the app requires some … [read full article]

Our Apologies For The Last 30 Some Hours

Update: At the request of our members and with Andrew’s advice, a Cat pic is up, following our present love for all things LOLCats. The last 30 hours or so have likely been confusing for plenty of you, and certainly aggravating for us. Obviously a great deal of you who make TmoNews.com a daily stop noticed a Malware warning upon hitting the front page. While we aren’t quite sure exactly what the cause of … [read full article]