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How to secure your Android phone and protect your data


Thursday 13th of December 2012 / androidauthority.com
All software has security vulnerabilities. It is a fact. You only need to look at the software updates that are issued by the big companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Google to see how prevalent is this security problem. Smartphones aren’t immune, not iPhones, not Windows Phones and not Android. But there are some simple things you can do that will drastically reduce your exposure and help secure your Android phone or tablet, as well as protect your data.A recent report by Check Point, the firewall maker, estimated that €36+ million has been stolen from corporate and private bank accounts in Europe by a group running a campaign of attacks known as “Eurograbber”. The campaign infected victim’s mobile phones with a piece of malware which could intercept SMS messages. When the victim used their online banking the SMS authentication code sent to the phone was intercepted. This then allowed the attackers to access the victim’s account.Securing your smartphone and protecting yourself against malware isn’t about stopping some annoying virus get
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Android AV - A slightly different perspective


Friday 16th of December 2011 / androidtablets.net
First off, I want to emphasize. I think AV, intrusion protection is needed and should be a planned application. Now for the semi-rant. This is not about Android, it is about common sense.Anti-Virus is at this time in my opinion and testing still primitive and lacks the needed protection capability for most Android OS systems. This is verified by other reports and research. This is why there has been the FUD party also for the anti-Android community this past week. (FUD=Fear Uncertainty and Doubt)Android by design is a secure OS. But the user community will go out of its way to make their tablet insecure. They will1. Root their Systems to remove some of the security controls2. Apply unknown CFW from potentially untrusted sources.3. Enable Direct installs so that they can sideload an app4. Install apps from Torrents or just because they do not want to pay for the app5. Use Markets or sources that are neither Google, Amazon, Appslib or one of the generally approved Markets.I could go on and on, but you get the picture. We are all guilty in one level or another of the items listed above.
posted on: Android Tablet Discussions
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Bugs and virus for android is there any firewall?


Monday 21st of May 2012 / androidtablets.net
I have a pc tablet with android 4.0 and since last month i have some problems with the sistem...different kind of bugs i guess.... it stops and tuns on itself ... music stops and playes alone...i think it's a virus but i don't really know if there are viruses for android... if there are...is there any firewall any antivirus witch can protect my tablet.... if there is... from where can i get him? I bought this tablet online from a website, you think that if i call back at eurodualsim, the online store they know? I will really appreciate your help Thank you
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factory reset - Get rid of virus that downloads apk


Saturday 16th of February 2013 / android.stackexchange.com
My android tablet, a zoom, has started to download apk's at random without any initiation on my part. I have the don't allow foreign apk's to be installed thing checked so they can't get on to the tablet. Has anyone else caught this? I don't see anything else on the internet about it and I have done a search with Avast to no avail at finding anything.I suppose that the easiest way to remove it is factory reset. If I do that does google remember all my apps and download them instantly?Anyway any I'm grateful for any information.
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Help! How to make Android tablet malfunction?


Tuesday 02nd of April 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi everyone,I gave my young brother an android tablet as a graduation gift last year. And he is currently working for my dad in our store. But the problem is, he does nothing but sitting with his eyes sticking on to the tablet's screen playing games watching movies during the business time.So I wonder if there is anyway that I can make his tablet 'looks' malfunctioning or been infected by virus? Or something running in behind occupying most of the tablet cpu's resources? And I can just undo it easily anytime? Is there an app for that?I really need this to make him to get a live, this is the only way I can do it without getting into any argument.Thank you all in advance, hope the problem will be solved soon.Freemen.
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WA-NA-BEE Tablet Owner


Friday 03rd of June 2011 / androidtablets.net
I got the ok from the boss man. I can get a tablet if my laptop + tablet costs less than the MacBook Pro he was going to get me. I've found a really nice laptop so now I'm looking for a tablet. I have a Samsung Epic now but it's hard to read documents or ebooks on it because the screen is well, small. And it's not much good for presentations at work either, so I really want a tablet as a "bridge" between my desktop and my honking 7-8# workhorse laptop.I'm an IT geek who does web, network and security. I've been known to do some development - when I have to. So I'm not an android tablet user - yet. I'd get an iPad but I've become really disenchanted with Apple. First they tried to weasel out of fixing my video card. Now this whole OSX virus thing and them telling the service reps who they call geniuses and who I call id10Ts to a) lie about it and b) not to fix it. I really like OSX because the network stack in it is about a billion times better than Windows and for what I do, that's critical. But I can run Linux and Ubuntu really has come a very long way with their desktop v
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Samsung AllShare -- get Twonky


Monday 24th of October 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
I know there are previous post's on this but as I'm new to Android and more and more of us are coming I figure I would remind all of us that this feature doesn't exist for us (Galaxy Tab 10.1). Although going to this link: (scroll to bottom last feature discussed) says we do have it I talked to several Samsung rep's who insisted we will not get this and that it was a mistake to have it on the site. However, one rep mentioned it was put there as an awesome new feature but never enabled. I think it's pretty hilarious they have to mislead "prospective client's" into buying their merchandise by saying they have things they don't. True shame, glad I won my tablet and didn't buy it. Also their is a Samsung App that makes you enable the Settings for downloading updates / apps from unknown sources that can cause Virus's, hacking, loss of data, etc and Samsung makes you accept full reliability & risk if you enable this but it's the only way to get the updates (also if we get AllShare where you will have to download) but yet it's an App created by Samsung who also creates your
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How to download free music for Android?


Thursday 30th of May 2013 / androidforum.com
Video and music surely play an important role in entertainment on Android smartphones and tablets.so how todownload free music for Androidor how toget free music for Android? Here I would like to share 3 best ways to get free music to Android phone or Android tablet.1.Get free hot music without Virus via PCWhen we download things from the web, the thing we may be worried about is if it is not safe. So, I just want to suggest you to recording the music from the music streaming website with an audio recording tool on PC. Fresh, isn’t it? And you can just find your favorite music on the Internet and then record it and transfer it to your Android. Not complicated to get free hot music.2.Use free Android apps to download free music for AndroidOf course, there are some free Android apps letting us download free music on Android. But note that free music may be something kind of old and unpopular. Then all you need to do is download a free music download app, install and launch it, and finally search and download music.For free music downloading app for Android, I would like to suggestDow
posted on: Android Games And Applications
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Possible Malware pop-up on tablet


Wednesday 28th of August 2013 / androidforums.com
My question: are there virus' or Malware that can put pop ups on your home screen? My story: I was using my tablet and suddenly a pop up came up on my home screen. It said that there was a virus on my "generic android device" and it suggested I go to a website and perform a scan to get rid of it. The pop up not only used the word "generic" but it didn't have any name on it. The headline was just "anti virus protection". It looked a lot like the virus/Malware pop ups I would get on my computers and once you click on it or go to the website, it starts messing with your computer. So I didn't touch it, I just pressed the home button. The pop up disappeared but my chrome browser opened and took me to a plain website that told me I have the virus "tapsnake". Which I have never downloaded nor heard of until after I googled it. And to "protect my generic android device". I closed the browser and tried to do some research on this but couldn't find any. The details: I am using a non rooted, up to date, 32g Asus nexus 7 tablet. Not sure if that
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Is this legal or allowed Anti-virus question


Friday 27th of December 2013 / androidforums.com
So i dont care what people say android phones can get malware and they should have antivirus on it now my question is i have a nexus 5 and a tablet can i buy the premium version of eset mobile security and have it on both phone and tablet.
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