Google has removed an app from the Play Store that contained a new Android ransomware family named Charger.
HummingBad, an Android malware estimated to have touched over 85 million devices worldwide, was recently found in 46 new applications, 20 of which had even made their way into the official Play Store, passing Google's security checks.
The source code of an unnamed Android banking trojan has been recently leaked online via an underground hacking forum, say researchers from security firm Dr.Web.
Security researchers have discovered that a very popular photo retouching iOS and Android application is collecting user data and sending it for storage to servers in China.
A new ransomware family is targeting Android devices, locking access to the screen, and constantly pestering the user to enter his payment card details.
Mobile security experts with Intel Security (McAfee) have discovered a rash of Android apps available through the Google Play Store that were stealing Instagram credentials and uploading the data to a remote server.
Security researcher Tobias Boelter has discovered a bug in the encrypted communications system used by WhatsApp that allows a determined third-party actor, possibly Facebook, to intercept encrypted messages.
Google's automated over-the-air (OTA) update system has plugged a "high-risk" vulnerability that affected the Android bootloader on Nexus smartphones.
Google engineers have addressed a serious user privacy bug that affected only versions of the Android operating system installed on the company's latest line of Pixel smartphones.
An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them.
Barnes & Noble has joined the list of Android device vendors who sold smartphones and tablets affected by the Adups backdoor.
The current generation of Android banking trojans are all equipped with ransomware-like features in order to lock the user's device, and in some cases encrypt his data.
The backdoor found in the firmware of various low-end Android smartphones, which was traced back to a Chinese company, was active since July this year, according to mobile security firm Trustlook.
Comodo security researchers have spotted version 2.0 of a deadly Android trojan named Tordow, which first came to light in February this year.
Google engineers have found a way to shrink the size of Android app updates once again, revealing that a new technology they've recently started deploying has allowed them to cut down the size of app update packages with 65% on average when compared to the original app APK file.
Security researchers have discovered a new Android trojan that uses the DroidPlugin framework to split malicious behavior across multiple plugins, making detection much harder.
An Android banking trojan is requesting users to whitelist its process against the Android Doze power saving module in order to stay connected to its command and control (C&C) servers and continue its malicious behavior.
Security researchers have discovered that third-party firmware included with over 2.8 million low-end Android smartphones allows attackers to compromise Over-the-Air (OTA) update operations and execute commands on the target's phone with root privileges.
Researchers from Red Naga Security have discovered new Android spyware that was used to target government employees, which initially appeared to be tied to the HackingTeam, but might very well be the work of a fellow Italian company, also a maker of surveillance software.
Security researchers have found a secret backdoor in the firmware of many Android smartphones sold in the US, which covertly gathers information on phone owners and sends it to a server in China.