How many times a day do you scroll through your phone? And how many times a day do you think about the mobile security on that same phone? It’s easy to guess that those numbers will be very different, yet mobile security is of increasing importance, and we should all be protecting our constant companion and man’s new best friend – our smartphone.
What are the risks?
Research has shown that mobile web traffic now represents 52% of all Internet usage worldwide, but for some r
Nowadays security is a big issue. In fairness, it always has been an issue, although more recently it seems you cannot tune in anywhere without hearing about the latest security breach, hack, malware or app which is proving problematic. This seems to be the case for Android more than any other platform, due to the more open nature of Android. As a result, having a good level of security in place is quickly becoming a must-have for Android users. So here we will be taking a cl
Malware in the official Google store never stops appearing. For cybercriminals, sneaking their malicious applications into the marketplace of genuine apps is a huge victory. While analysts figure out new methodologies for analyzing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices. The convoluted tricks used to increase the effectiveness of their attacks can be grouped into two distinct categ
The most popular mobile platform in the world is Android. First introduced in 2008, it has gone on to be a major success – today, millions of devices, in over 190 countries, are powered by this mobile operation system. It’s not surprising, as it offers users a lot of benefits, including rapid innovation, a powerful development framework and an open marketplace for apps. However, it has caught the attention of cybercriminals, who are increasingly interested in exploiting and c
During the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ESET unveiled a new blog named Android App Watch to help Android users protect themselves against insecure applications. “Insecurely developed apps, those that put their users’ privacy or money at risk are a growing problem. On one hand, such apps don’t qualify as malware and thus cannot be blocked by security solutions. On the other, the risk they pose may still be severe,” says Lukáš Štefanko, the ESET security researcher
What you missed in November 2018: ESET, the leader in Cybersecurity research has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers. According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with world-class features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to Android mobile devices. The ESET Mobile Security product already exists globally on Google Play Store with over ten (10) million download
Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon and name, there is one more element the user sees when browsing apps – the developer name, displayed just below the app name. And since unknown d
Locking your smartphone screen with a pattern is not the best way to protect your smartphone. Reason? It turns out that such a pattern is easy to reproduce. All you have to do is look at the stranger's shoulder carefully, and the seemingly effective lock will prove very easy to break. Research conducted by researchers from the Naval Academy and the University of Maryland has tested what can best protect smartphones against the so-called. attacks from behind the shoulder. The
The increasing usage of the internet is at an all-time high particularly among the academia ever since E-learning, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and free Wi-Fi access on campuses sprung up into the education system. This evolution however makes users vulnerable to large scale data breaches, ransomware attacks, uncertainties about the use of research data, cybercrimes, surveillance and other cyber threats these all waver the trust of users and in turn affects the wa
ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity celebrating 30 years of continuous IT innovation, today launched its latest consumer security product portfolio for Windows. The enhanced solutions are designed to protect people from an expanding array of cyberthreats, data theft, malware and viruses. The features released today enhance the security capabilities of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UE