Android

  • Android apps hotbed for malware, report finds

    F-Secure analyzed 19 new families of mobile malware. It found a big increase in products that target Android.

  • Malware hits ‘drive-by downloads’ on Androids

    Government Computer News reports it’s the first time an infected website has been used to attack Android devices.

  • Blogger finds security hole in Facebook mobile apps

    A British blogger has found a security hole in Facebook’s mobile apps for Android and iPhone, which can be used to steal personal information.

  • Secure app store, more mobile devices coming to DoD

    The Defense Department says it’s fast-tracking the construction of an infrastructure that will support future mobile devices in the military. A network that can securely support Apple and Android devices should be fully up and running by next year, while a secure app store will be online within a couple months.

  • Mobile device pilots giving Census a look into the future

    The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.

  • VA’s mobile strategy aims for flexibility, multiple devices

    The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don’t want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.

  • Research firm: Smartphone security market booming

    The global market for such products is expected to grow by 44 percent a year before reaching some $3 billion in 2016.

  • Managing mobile technology at your agency

    Host John Gilroy will talk about different mobile operating systems, and how to manage them with MaaS360’s Jeff Ward and Josh Lambert. September 27, 2011

  • Handling business process management

    Host John Gilroy is joined by Michael Beckley, chief technology officer, at Appian. They will talk about how business process management has changed and what you can do to stay ahead of those changes. July 19, 2011(Encore presentation August 30, 2011),

  • VA sets Oct. 1 as smartphone approval day

    Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He’s leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.