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2011-06-09 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today released a report in participation with other members of Spain's National Cyber-Security Advisory Council (CNCCS) on the history, current state and future of mobile malware. Now available for the first time in the United States, the "Smartphone Malware Report" aims to raise awareness of the threats affecting mobile devices as well provides tips individuals can follow to avoid falling victim to...

2011-05-30 08:37:00

BEIJING, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Events of this past weekend have raised concerns for Android smartphone users as NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin" or "the Company") (NYSE: NQ), a leading provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, found a malware (the "Malware") lurking within more than 20 Android applications circulating via various forums on the internet which auto-dials phone numbers to incur high user fees. The infected mobile applications include...

2011-05-25 11:03:00

BEIJING, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China received about 64% of the world's mobile attacks on Android devices in the first quarter of 2011, according to a mobile security report released by NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin") (NYSE: NQ), a global leader in mobile security services. Ranked second on the list is the US with 7.6%, followed by Russia, India, and Indonesia respectively with 6.1%, 3.4% and 3.2%. NetQin warns that Android users are facing more severe mobile challenges than ever....

2011-03-22 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin"), a leading provider of mobile internet services focusing on security, today announced that its award-winning Anti-virus software NetQin Mobile Anti-virus V4.0 Beta is now available for BlackBerry® smartphone. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100215/CNM002LOGO) Supported by a Cloud-security model, NetQin's Mobile Anti-virus V4.0 Beta offers anti-virus security to BlackBerry...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin"), a global leader in mobile security services, today released findings on the top mobile security threats that plagued Mainland China mobile device users in 2010. In its analysis of attacks and mobile security threats from the past year, NetQin found 2010 to be the most treacherous year on record, with almost triple the number of viruses specifically targeting mobile devices compared to the previous year. (Logo:...

2010-12-30 12:23:00

BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A new virus on Android devices was identified today by NetQin Mobile Inc., a leading provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services with focus on security. The virus, named "MSO.PJApps," causes leakage of private data and subscribes to fee-charging services without user's awareness, causing financial losses to mobile users. NetQin Mobile Inc. responded to the security threat within 12 hours of identifying suspicious behavior from the...

2010-08-30 10:37:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The first mobile security cloud model was introduced by Dr. Lin Yu, CEO of NetQin Mobile Inc., today at the Wireless Security Symposium held in Seoul, South Korea. The mobile security cloud model is composed of three parts, (1) a cloud security platform -- knowledge repositories including mobile viruses repositories, spam message repositories, phishing site repositories, (2) high-efficient engines in the "mobile terminal" (e.g., virus...

2010-07-05 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New mobile viruses, disguised as "Free World Cup VOD" and other hot topics, were captured last week by the Mobile Security Center of NetQin Mobile Inc. More than 500 complaint cases were reported and filed on June 23. Identified as ShadowSrv.A, FC.Downsis.A, BIT.N and MapPlug.A, these viruses were embedded in mini mobile games to lure users to download. Once downloaded, the device will be controlled by the virus originator. The virus propagation...

2010-04-02 09:00:00

BEIJING, April 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Recently a new mobile virus named "MMS Bomber" has run rampant in China, and millions of Chinese mobile phones were impacted, reported Beijing Business News. The National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China has alerted mobile users that the targets of the virus are mobile devices with S60 3rd OS, mostly Nokia and Samsung smart-phones. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/CNM002LOGO )...

2010-03-23 11:58:00

LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PhoneGuard, the leading provider of mobile security services, announced today the release of its new anti-virus software for Android smartphones at the International CTIA Wireless show (Booth 6719). Previously only available to Windows and Symbian mobile users, PhoneGuard now advances its reach to 85% of the U.S. mobile market with the introduction of its anti-virus software for Android smartphone users. Powered by award-winning NetQin technology,...


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