Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Evil in Android applications soar 100%!

The number of Android applications that contain malicious programs (malware) reported increased 100%, or twice in less than 6 months.

The report found security firm Lookout, rogue Android applications at this time the number had increased to 1,000 applications. Most applications are suspicious was found on third-party application store, but some are infiltrated in the Android Market which is the official Android application store.

Android users increasingly vulnerable to the risk of clicking on links that redirect to malware or phishing sites access (information theft). "The possibility of a user clicks on the link is not secure Android globally, this year increased 36 percent. This is six percent higher than last July," the report said.

Reported by Cnet Wednesday (14.12.2011), Lookout also detect an increased number of mobile 'pickpocketing', ie applications and malware that secretly charge huge fees to the owners of mobile phones, including premium SMS subscription service without the knowledge of the user.

There are also applications that pretend as wallpaper or a game for free but hides terms of service that allows the creator of the malicious application to impose the cost of expensive SMS.

Lookout predict, the threat of this kind will continue to increase. Among others, the use of mobile phones as a botnet to send spam and steal data, malware that exploit loopholes in the mobile operating system, browser-based attacks, malware is hiding behind mobile advertising and others.

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Skype for Android Can Submit Pictures and Video

Not long ago the latest version of Skype for Android has been released. Some of the ease presented in its version 2.6, including the ease of sharing content.

Here, users can instantly share photos, videos and other files directly via Skype app for Android 2.6. This update also promises battery life is longer and improved video quality on NVIDIA Tegra devices 2.

Devices that use the processor include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Xoom and Acer Iconia Tab. The presence of video calling service is still limited but Skype said it will resume the trial and the support to the devices Tuesday.

Some of the latest mobile phones have entered the list of Skype to be visited include Amaze 4G HTC and Motorola Razr Droid. When seen, almost all devices that use the Android 2.2 Froyo or above, can try Skype video calling feature.

When diliihat from the screenshot, this application looks quite simple and familiar to those who are already accustomed to using Skype.

Skype's application is presented free of charge, but users must use 3G services when not connected to WiFi. from SlashGear, Wednesday (12/14/2011), Skype for Android 2.6 now available for download on Android Market.

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Sluggish BlackBerry, RIM stock tumbles at Lowest Point

Performance Research In Motion (RIM) on the trading floor was unsteady. Even in Wednesday trading, shares of BlackBerry manufacturer was down 2.5% so that now the price were at $ 15 per share.

RIM condition is of course somewhat apprehensive. The reason, according to MarketWatch, the value of their shares are now at their lowest since mid-2004.

Quoted from ZDNet, Thursday (12/15/2011), the analysts assess that the negative performance of stock Canadian vendor was not separated from the sluggish sales of the BlackBerry as a whole.

Indeed, in some countries - like Indonesia - BlackBerry still be one of the popular gadgets. But when it comes to global, slowly handset which is famous for its fuel features is said to be overshadowed from the iPhone and Android devices.

The condition is exacerbated by the drop in sales of the BlackBerry Playbook far from expectations due to not compete with iPad cs. As a result, RIM also have to bear the losses reported USD 485 million or around Rp 4.3 trillion from its tablet PC's.

The reason is, Playbook produced far more than the number of units sold. So the prime stock of RIM's tablet is still piling up.

RIM itself has not officially respond to it in this regard. But Alex Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations & Ecosystem Development RIM has previously argued that the sluggish newspaper BlackBerry enthusiasts is just a myth. Because based on data owned by RIM, the number of BlackBerry users continues to increase each year.

"BlackBerry users down? It's just a myth. There are 70 million BlackBerry users that are currently active, 20 million more than the previous year," Saunders claims, on the sidelines of the event BlackBerry DevCon Asia 2011 held in Singapore, some time ago.

source : marketwatch

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