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Over 11 million mobile devices are infected with malware

A new report from Alcatel-Lucent suggests that more than 11.6 million mobile devices are infected with malware. It’s based on figures from Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight subsidiary, which is able to measure the impact of network traffic.

Mobile malware infections were said to be up by 20% in 2013, with 4G LTE devices the most likely to be infected.

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Intel plans to drop McAfee name for online security

Some Intel security products for mobile devices will be free

Elements of McAfee mobile security products will become free for Apple iOS and Android devices, according to a statement made by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at International CES 2014.

In addition, the McAfee name will be dropped as an online security brand, with future products becoming part of the new ‘Intel Security’ family.

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iOS7 is announced, PRISM is leaked and roaming charges are threatened

Podcast - 12th June 2013

We start this week's podcast with Apple's announcement about the new version of its iOS platform - and follow this with a look at the privacy concerns surrounding the US government's PRISM operation.

Next come Samsung's new phones, Ericsson's new contract, a potential end to European roaming charges, some sophisticated mobile malware and plenty of other news stories as well.

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Kaspersky Lab discovers ‘the most sophisticated’ Android Trojan so far

Online security company Kaspersky Lab has published details of a mobile application that it describes as ‘the most sophisticated’ Android malware it’s ever seen.

The file - now being referred to as Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a - is capable of sending text messages to premium rate numbers, downloading and installing more malware, sending malware via Bluetooth and performing other commands.

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App investigations, call charge changes, malware, mobile ads and more

Podcast - 17th April 2013

In our 30-minute podcast this week we're talking about the OFT's app investigation, Ofcom's plans for premium rate calls and the growth of Android malware.

We also discuss Microsoft's complaint about Google, an increase in mobile advertising and 'hacking' aircraft navigation using a smartphone.

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