Almost all Android devices released since 2012 are vulnerable to a new vulnerability named RAMpage, an international team of academics has revealed today. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-9442, is a variation of the Rowhammer attack.
Google is changing how the Play Store app is verifying the authenticity of Android apps before installation. The company plans to modify the header of APK (Android app) files to include a new metadata field that contains the app's file signature.
Reports are coming in that a GPU Miner Trojan is being installed along with the popular Andy Android emulator and its users are rightfully concerned. This miner reportedly will use the graphics processing unit, or GPU, on the computer's graphic's card in order to mine cryptocurrency.
An expert in Android security is warning users that some developers of crappy Android apps have come up with a new trick for fooling users into installing their apps.
Cybercriminals are currently developing a new strain of malware targeting Android devices which blends the features of a banking trojan, keylogger, and mobile ransomware.
The security community raised the alarm regarding a serious issue last week —that of Android devices shipping with their debug port open to remote connections.
For the past week, Android users have been having fun with one of the weirdest bugs ever seen on an Android device, one that exposes their personal SMS text messages when searching for various terms.
Two years after being outted, a criminal operation that has been inserting malware in the firmware of low-cost Android devices is still up and running, and has even expanded its reach.
The Facebook Android app is asking for superuser permissions, and a bunch of users are freaking out about granting the Facebook app full access to their device, an understandable reaction following the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.
Security researchers are reporting that malicious Android apps they have detected and reported to Google the first time, have slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name.
The upcoming version of the Android OS —codenamed only Android P for the moment— will block applications from accessing and monitoring the operating system's network activity.
Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab published yesterday a report detailing the operations of a new cyber-espionage group that's been active in the Middle East region for the past three years.
A team of academics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam has developed a new hacking technique that uses embedded graphics processing units (GPUs) and support for WebGL to carry out a Rowhammer attack.
Joe Westby is Amnesty International's Technology and Human Rights researcher. Recently, in response to Google's launch of a new messaging service, Westby argued that Google, "shows total contempt for Android users' privacy."
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.
Malware authors have hijacked DNS settings on vulnerable routers to redirect users to sites hosting Android malware.
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.
VirusTotal, the aggregated antivirus scanning engine owned by Google, announced today a new Android sandbox technology named Droidy.
Intel has decided that instead of fixing three security bugs affecting the Intel Remote Keyboard Android app, it would be easier to discontinue the application altogether.