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Latest Lookout Mobile Security Stories

Lookout Mobile Security Firm Tracks Down Questionable Advertising Apps
2013-06-26 13:57:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Mobile Security firm Lookout is apparently living up to its name and is on the lookout for apps that feature questionable advertising tactics. On Wednesday the firm began naming and even shaming the ad networks involved. While the company noted that the majority of mobile ads are “A-OK,” it also warned that adware can get in the way of user privacy and can further capture personal information without proper notification. Even...

Android Security App Can Now Take Pics Of Phone Thieves
2013-01-25 11:00:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Has this ever happened to you? You´re on your way to your fancy executive job on the 22nd floor, sipping coffee and waiting to cross a city street at the crosswalk. Suddenly, a young man hopped up on substances and dressed as a giant ear of corn advertising a local farmers market bumps into you as he dances his merry jig. Unbeknownst to you, your little run in with Mr. Crazy Corn frees your Android phone from its unsecured...

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2010-07-31 06:10:00

Software security experts are warning that mobile phones make enticing targets for hackers, as many people eagerly download unfamiliar applications onto their handsets that are packed with personal data. Briefings at a Black Hat computer security conference on Thursday were devoted to threats to smartphones used for anything from banking to shopping. "Right now, it is one of the hottest topics there is," John Hering, founder and chief executive of Lookout Mobile Security, told the AFP news...