Google’s Android security chief: Don’t bother with anti-virus. Is he serious?

Just before the recent Google I/O developer conference, Google’s chief security engineer for Android, Adrian Ludwig, told journalists that most users shouldn’t bother with anti-virus. Ludwig said “99%” of Android users wouldn’t benefit from a mobile anti-virus and declared that the risk from Android malware is “overstated.” Moreover, Ludwig accused security software companies of distorting the facts about the exploding volume of Android malware, according to the Sydney Morning Herald’s tech reporter Ben…

Google Drive security hole leaks users’ files

We often repeat this advice from former Naked Security writer Graham Cluley: for a better understanding of how you should approach security in the cloud, simply replace all instances of the words in the cloud with the words on somebody else’s computer. Google just handed us another opportunity to do just that. It turns out that Google Drive has been incontinent, dribbling out private data courtesy of a security hole…