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.
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.
As everyone expected, scammers are attempting to cash in on the mass hysteria currently surrounding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a mass-infection took place over the weekend of May 12 and 14, and whose effects we still feel today.
Russian authorities have arrested the Cron malware gang, responsible for selling the Tiny.z Android banking trojan and the PonyForx Windows infostealer.
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.
The SLocker Android ransomware is back with a new wave of infections, after previously wreaking havoc in the summer of 2016.
A team of researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany has discovered an alarming number of Android applications that employ ultrasonic tracking beacons to track users and their nearby environment.
Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those phones to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan.
A new form of Android malware is wreaking havoc on Google Play. The malware, called FalseGuide was found in several Android apps that have been installed by over two million users.
Google has removed a feature of the Android operating system that has been used in the past in ransomware attacks.
A new form of Android malware, named Milkydoor, uses remote port forwarding via Secure Shell (SSH) tunnels to hide malicious traffic and grant attackers access to firewall-protected networks.
An Android app named "System Update" that secretly contained a spyware family named SMSVova, survived on the official Google Play Store for at least three years, since 2014, when it was updated the last time.
The BankBot Android banking trojan is giving Google engineers headaches, as this particular piece of malware has a knack for avoiding Google's security scans and reaching the official Play Store on a regular basis.
Owners of Android and iOS devices should pay special attention to security updates released by Google and Apple on Monday, as they contain fixes for a series of critical bugs affecting their phone's WiFi component.
Google and Lookout researchers published a report today revealing the activities of a new Android malware family, which they believe to be the Android counterpart of the Pegasus iOS spyware.
Android has become the most popular operating system on the Internet, taking the first place from Microsoft's Windows for the first time, according to analytics firm StatCounter.
Lots of Android ransomware news this week even though Google feels they are pretty rare. Also some updates to tools created by Michael Gillespie (CryptoSearch & ID-Ransomware), a new PyCL ransomware being distributed via RIG, and ransomware asking for 6 bitcoin ransoms while making fun of USA sanctions on Russia.
Researchers have spotted a new strain of Android ransomware that could evade detection on all mobile antivirus engines at the time of its discovery. Currently targeting Russian-speaking users, this ransomware lacks basic decryption functionality.