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.
A Chinese malware operation is currently building a massive botnet of nearly 5 million Android smartphones using a strain of malware named RottenSys.
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.
Google has removed 53 apps from the official Play Store because they were spreading a new breed of Android malware named GhostTeam that could steal Facebook credentials and push ads to infected phones.
Things are about to get a lot worse for Android users after the source code of a highly advanced Android banking trojan has been sold to different parties on a well-known hacking forum.
Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new and powerful strain of Android spyware that they believe was created by an Italian IT company which they suspect is active in the surveillance software market.
A cyber-security firm has discovered what they believe to be the first Android malware family written in the Kotlin programming language.
Google has removed 36 Android apps that snuck into the official Play Store, posing as security and performance boosting apps, but which only contained code to mimic the behavior of such apps.
Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project have launched a new Android application named Haven that will transform a phone into a mini-surveillance kit that can be used to record nearby surroundings in case of intrusions.