Spyware

All you need to know about spyware and how to protect your phone.

  • Fake Google+ App Delivers Fraudulent SMS and Ad Spam The NQ Mobile Security Center has detected new Android malware masquerading as a Google+ app. The fake app is an SMS worm, and when activated, sends text messages to all of your contacts encouraging them to download the fraudulent app, as well. In addition, the app loads AdMob ads on your phone, resulting in malicious […] 2 min read October 28, 2014
  • Apps Collect Our Data. How Do They Use It? Most mobile users know that apps frequently collect private information. While it’s true some people aren’t aware of it, most who are aware tend to be indifferent to the idea. But, don’t we deserve a little more info about what app makers actually do with the data they extract from our mobile devices? An article by […] 3 min read February 12, 2013
  • Your Mobile Phone + Web = Happy Web access through our mobile phones is a gift that keeps on giving. Whether you’re in a tight situation and need to find a quick answer for a presentation, or are desperate to find a source for some shoes you just fell in love with, the mobile phone’s our best friend when it comes to […] 2 min read June 1, 2012
  • Don’t Get Trampled by Trojan Horse Malware A new occurrence of Trojan-type malware is in the news this week. Designed for Android systems, it’s using Facebook’s newly acquired Instagram to disguise itself, and once it’s loaded, silently sends SMS messages to premium numbers from your smartphone at great expense to you, the user. What are Trojans? We all know the story of […] 3 min read May 3, 2012
  • Seniors and Smartphones While baby boomers are now needing glasses and hearing aids, their communication needs continue to change, as well. In this age of advanced medical care, many boomers  themselves have living parents. For the aging and elderly, communication becomes a more critical part of life.  Smartphones and tablets are a boon for the senior community, in […] 3 min read April 13, 2012
  • New Malware Alert — NQ Mobile Exposes “UpdtBot” NQ Mobile’s research team has discovered another new malware infection designed especially for Android devices. UpdtBot is transmitted via SMS messages, and shows up as an urgent alert to the smartphone user, telling them it needs to perform a system upgrade. The malicious link for this new malware could arrive in your SMS log piggybacked onto […] 2 min read April 11, 2012