A new classification for potentially unwanted mobile apps
by Zeljka Zorz - Managing Editor - Tuesday, 22 October 2013.
What are PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), and how should they be classified in the mobile (specifically Android) environment?

PUAs are not technically malware, and should not be considered as such. As Vanja Svajcer, principal virus researcher at SophosLabs notes, they are "borderline" malicious, but they do provide some benefit to the users. So should AV vendors detect them? And how should they classify them and what should they do with them?

In this podcast recorded at Virus Bulletin 2013, Svajcer talks about their efforts to create a mobile PUA taxonomy that would be accurate and helpful to all the stakeholders in the mobile environment, and especially the end users.

Press the play button below to listen to the podcast:

Spotlight

How to talk infosec with kids

Posted on 17 September 2014.  |  It's never too early to talk infosec with kids: you simply need the right story. In fact, as cyber professionals itís our duty to teach ALL the kids in our life about technology. If we are to make an impact, we must remember that children needed to be taught about technology on their terms.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Sep 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //