Software

Android now worst platform for malware

Android threats leapt 76 percent during the second quarter, according to the latest report from security consultants McAfee, making it the most attacked mobile operating system. 2011’s been the worst year so far for malware, it says, bringing the first-ever appearance of Mac fake AV and a significant rise in rootkits. “This year we’ve seen …

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Verizon blocks unlicensed tethering, insists it can charge extra

Verizon has begun blocking customers who use workarounds to tether their mobile devices without a Verizon-approved tethering plan, Boy Genius Report reported Monday. The move comes days after AT&T announced it will start forcing tetherers onto approved tethering plans, and just as the debate ramps up on whether curtailing tethering apps violates certain rules Verizon …

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