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Googler: Android antivirus software is scareware from 'charlatans'

Modern mobile devices don't suffer the same vulnerabilities as PCs, and those selling antivirus software for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry OS shouldn't be trusted.

By November 18, 2011

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Android still triggers the most mobile malware, says F-Secure

Google's mobile OS gets targeted by 275 out of 277 new malware "families" spotted last quarter by the security specialist.

By April 29, 2014

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McAfee: A million 'scareware' victims a day

Security firm McAfee is warning consumers to beware of 'scareware' programs that appear to be antivirus software but are actually scams that can steal data and infect your computer.

By March 9, 2010

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Microsoft, Washington state sue over 'scareware' pop-up ads

Lawsuits allege companies duped consumers into downloading fake scanning software and paying for software they don't need to fix computer problems they don't have.

By September 29, 2008

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Regulators shut down global PC 'tech support' scam

The FTC announces a crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries.

By October 3, 2012

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Cybercrooks bring their schemes to Tumblr and Pinterest

Digital criminals are expanding their social-networking nefariousness beyond Facebook and Twitter to try to trick users into downloading malicious payloads.

By May 9, 2012

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New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid

A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.

By May 7, 2012

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Microsoft: Scareware, PDF exploits rise

The company's latest Security Intelligence Report shows a rise in the use of rogue security software and attacks targeting PDF, Word, and other common file formats.

By April 8, 2009

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Android's popularity makes it open target for malware, says study

The popularity and openness of Google's mobile OS has led to a 90 percent jump in malware targeting Android devices this year, says security vendor Fortinet.

By December 6, 2011

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Android Atlas Weekly Ep. 74: Is Android too complex for your mom? (Podcast)

Justin thinks Android is still to complex for beginners, Antuan says nice things about Apple, and someone crams a whole Android-based computer onto a USB key.

By November 23, 2011