Bulk-SMS App Maker Bazuc Responds to Lookout’s Claims, Says Consumers Should Pay Attention to Risks

The man behind Bazuc acknowledges that there are risks to his app, which offers to pay users to send text messages through their account.

Lookout Warns App That Pays for Unused Text Messages Is a Big-Time Security Threat

The app, called Bazuc, proposes that users allow them to send text messages from their plan. In exchange, it offers to pay users a tenth of a penny for each message sent.

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After Securing Individual Smartphones, Lookout Offers an Option for Businesses

As it signaled it would earlier this year, mobile security software maker Lookout is releasing its first product to help businesses secure large numbers of smartphones. Features include the ability for businesses to remotely find, lock and wipe devices while also managing phones via the cloud.

Lookout Secures Deal to Be Installed on AT&T Android Devices

AT&T will offer Lookout’s basic service for free, with customers billed $2.99 a month for premium features.

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Lookout Gets $55M More for Mobile Security

Mobile security startup Lookout raised $55 million in a round led by Deutsche Telekom and including Qualcomm Ventures, Greylock Partners, Mithril Capital Management, Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures. The company has raised $131.5 million to date, and said it plans to add security products for businesses later this year.

Mobile Security Firm Lookout Partners With Samsung, Plans to Attack Corporate Market Later This Year

Lookout for Business is due later this year, though the company isn’t giving details. The company is also announcing that it will be a part of Samsung’s Knox program for securing Android.

Juniper Study Finds Mobile Malware Grew 600 Percent, Targets Android Most

A booming, profitable business.

More Than 1M U.S. Android Users Downloaded Adware in the Past Year

Approximately 6.5 percent of free apps on Google Play today contain adware, according to Lookout.

BadNews Shows a New Direction for Mobile Malware

Thirty-two apps are found to behave at first, until they turn bad.

WhatsApp, Snapchat and the Real “Second Screen” — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

A quick catch-up guide to the second and final day of our global mobile conference.