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Protect your device from malicious ads

The chances of encountering a malware-bearing ad on your phone or tablet are increasing. But blocking ads on mobile is neither easy nor very effective. Here's a better approach to ad-blocking on your device.

By Apr. 10, 2014


iPhones can apparently be hacked with malicious charger

Security researchers come up with a way to use a battery charger to take over an iPhone in less than one minute.

By Jun. 3, 2013


Bing serves up more malicious sites than Google, report says

An independent testing lab in Germany finds search engines aren't 100 percent effective at removing malicious sites from results -- and Microsoft's Bing is less effective than Google.

By Apr. 12, 2013


Malicious Android apps double in six months

Mobile security firm Lookout report charts dramatic rise in Android malware.

By Dec. 13, 2011


Google finds 9,500 new malicious Web sites a day

Search giant details how much malware its Safe Browsing keeps away from users and hints at scanning Chrome extensions.

By Jun. 19, 2012


How to protect your smartphone from malicious QR codes

QR codes are a fun and interesting way to share information, but how do you know they're safe? Symantec has a simple solution to help protect your Android or iOS device from malicious QR codes.

By May. 22, 2012


Safari bug could lure iOS 5 users to malicious Web sites

A hole in Apple's mobile Safari can be exploited to display a different URL in the address field than the Web site being viewed in the browser.

By Mar. 23, 2012


Twitter to block malicious links

Links in direct messages on Twitter and e-mail notifications about direct messages will be filtered in an attempt to stop phishing attacks.

By Mar. 10, 2010


Malicious apps removed from Android Market

Mobile security firm Lookout reports that about two dozen apps were found to contain malware. Google has not yet commented.

By May. 31, 2011


Google confirms it pulled malicious Android apps

Internet giant says it removed several rogue apps from the Android Market and will remove them from affected users' devices.

By Mar. 6, 2011