Bad Android Apps Removed From Play Store—Uninstall These Now

Updated: Google has confirmed that another set of Play Store apps have now been removed after they were found to be infecting devices with malware. Any users with those apps installed should ensure they are uninstalled from their devices. The seven apps are designed to open backdoors onto an infected device, pulling separate malware apps from elsewhere, circumventing Play Store …

 

Trend Micro insider sold 120,000 customer records to scammers

Trend Micro today revealed one of its staff went rogue and illegally sold the personal information of roughly 120,000 of its customers.

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The security software vendor said names, email addresses, ticket support numbers, and in some cases phone numbers, of around one per cent of Trend’s 12 million customers, were copied from an internal database by the worker and sold …

 

Updating your software makes you more secure

“Keep your software updated!” is the closest thing we have to security advice that will work for everyone. But the reasoning behind it can be counterintuitive, and even quick updates can intolerably interrupt people’s workflows. Below are several common questions about why it is so important to update one’s software, as well as tips for how to talk about it …

 

Dont fall for fake virus infection alerts

Two Americans used bogus virus-infection alerts to bilk $10m out of PC owners, it is alleged.

Romana Leyva, 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Ariful Haque, 33, of Bellerose, New York, were each charged this week with one count of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Each count carries a maximum of 20 years in the clink.

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Apple Is Discouraging Repair by Locking iPhone Batteries

By activating a dormant software lock on their newest iPhones, Apple is effectively announcing a drastic new policy: only Apple batteries can go in iPhones, and only they can install them.

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If you replace the battery in the newest iPhones, a message indicating you need to service your battery appears in Settings  Battery, next to Battery Health. The “Service” message …