In this age of prevalently free software and services, it's difficult to make users pay for apps, and especially so in the Android ecosystem.
A mobile malware family dubbed MouaBad by Lookout researchers has lately been plaguing Chinese users with older versions (3.1 and earlier) of Android.
CyanogenMod developers have announced the fruit of several months of labor headed by Open Whisper Systems' Moxie Marlinspike: a seamless implementation of TextSecure, the latter firm's well-known and trusted SMS encryption solution.
The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and other third parties.
Security researchers from German IT consultancy Curesec have uncovered the existence of an Android flaw that could allow hackers to remove all existing device locks activated by users.
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