Starting with Android 7.1, Google has added a so-called "panic button" behavior in its mobile operating system, so users can immediately shut down any app they suspect of being infected with malware.
Google has removed two apps that contained a new strain of ransomware named LeakerLocker. Discovered by security researchers from McAfee's mobile division, the ransomware didn't encrypt users' files, but only locked their device and threatened to send the user's private data to friends from his contact list.
Two Chinese scientists have come up with a method of decrypting satellite phone communications, which works almost instantly and provides a third-party access to secure conversations in real-time.
Broadcom Wi-Fi chips embedded in Android and iOS devices are vulnerable to a bug that allows an attacker to execute code on their devices, without any interaction needed from the user.
Security experts have discovered a brand new Android trojan that features a broad range of features that allow it to root Android devices, steal data from over 40 apps, and geo-track phone owners.
For the past year and a half, an Android adware family known as CopyCat has infected over 14 million devices, rooted around 8 million, and made over $1.5 million for its owners.
During the past week, US users visiting adult-themed sites were targeted by ads for a fake PornHub app that contained a version of the Koler ransomware.
Mozilla launched today Firefox Focus for Android, a brand new mobile browser for Android that comes with a stripped down minimal interface, a built-in ad blocker, and an always-on "private browsing" mode.
Seventy-five apps available for download from the official Google Play Store had to remove a malicious advertising library that was secretly an adware called AdDown, which Trend Micro researchers have been tracking for the last two years.
A team of researchers from French company P1 Security has detailed a long list of issues with the 4G VoLTE telephony, a protocol that has become quite popular all over the world in recent years and is currently in use in the US, Asia, and most European countries.
Crooks in China have developed an Android ransomware that uses similar graphics to the WannaCry ransom note in an attempt to scare and trick users into quickly paying the ransom.
Google's security team removed an Android app named "colourblock" from the official Play Store after security researchers from Kaspersky Labs discovered a dangerous trojan hidden inside it.
A malvertising campaign detected on a popular forum is forcibly downloading an Android app on users' devices, which later installs a second app with more intrusive features and which is almost impossible to remove without flashing the user's phone.
Google published yesterday a list of 42 smartphone models from 12 vendors that run up-to-date Android OS versions with the latest security patches applied.
There are 1,000 apps available for download today that despite not containing any malware or featuring glaring vulnerabilities, they communicate and store data on improperly secured backend servers, exposing user data along the way.
Google has removed 41 Android apps from the official Play Store. The apps were infected with a new type of malware named Judy, and experts estimate the malware infected between 8.5 and 36.5 million users.
An eight-month-long investigation by Roman Unuchek, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, has uncovered one of the most complex malware distribution schemes seen to date on the Android malware scene.
Almost all recent OnePlus smartphones are vulnerable to attacks that can downgrade the phone's operating system and expose the device to previously patched security flaws.