John Paczkowski

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A 400 Percent Increase in Android Malware? Way to Capitalize on Today's I/O Keynote, Juniper.

Disturbing news from Juniper Networks on this first day of Google I/O: Mobile security vulnerabilities have hit an all-time high–particularly in the Android ecosystem. According to Juniper, Android malware attacks have increased 400 percent from the summer of 2010. An unsettling metric, and not just for Android fans. This surge in security threats is being driven largely by an increase in mobile application downloads, which seems to be the attack vector of choice. So really, anyone with a smartphone capable of running apps is a potential target. That said, some operating systems–Apple’s iOS, for example–are known to be far less vulnerable than others, as commenters note below.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik