Google announced earlier this week plans to enable Safe Browsing support for the Android WebView component, a stripped-down browser that comes with all Android versions.
Privacy experts have analyzed 5,855 child-directed Android apps and have found that more than half —57%— are potentially violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a US law protecting children's private data online.
A large number of Android manufacturers (OEMs) are skipping security patches but are lying to users about it, according to the team at Security Research Lab (SRL), a Berlin-based cyber-security firm.
"HTTP injector" apps traded in public Telegram channels are becoming a popular method of gaining free Internet access on mobile devices.
Security researchers have found a new Android malware strain that has been designed to steal data from mobile instant messaging clients.
Trend Micro security experts have warned users today about a new type of Android malware that infects devices and untetheredly mines Monero in the phone's background until the battery is exhausted or the device gives out.
Google security staffers have removed 22 Android apps reported to have been infected with the HiddnAd and Guerilla adware families.
A new variant of the FakeBank Android malware includes the ability to intercept phone calls victims are making to their banks, and redirecting users to scammers.
Over 40 models of low-cost Android smartphones are sold already infected with the Triada banking trojan, says Dr.Web, a Russia-based antivirus vendor.
A new Android malware strain can phish Facebook user credentials and then log into accounts to harvest account details, and even search and collect results using the Facebook app's search functionality.
Android P, the next major version of the Android operating system, will block idle (background) applications from accessing a smartphone's camera or microphone.
There doesn't appear to be an end in sight for the cryptojacking scourge affecting all facets of the web right now.
Threat actors behind a malvertising campaign are explicitly targeting mobile web users, redirecting Android owners to websites where crooks mine Monero using the Coinhive service while the user is busy solving a CAPTCHA.
A new botnet appeared over the weekend, and it's targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
Google says it removed over 700,000 bad or malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017, up 70% from 2016.
An Android app component meant to provide inter-user chatting capabilities has been opening websites and clicking on ads in phones' background.