The developer(s) of an Android adware family named GhostClicker has managed to sneak his malware on the official Google Play Store on several occasions, hiding it in as much as 340 mundane Android apps.
A new version of the Svpeng Android banking trojan has started making victims during the past month, and at the origin of this sudden surge in activity is a criminal selling a new and improved version of Svpeng on a Russian underground hacking forum.
Google announced yesterday a new Play Store search and ranking algorithm that takes into account an Android application's performance metrics.
This week, with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 for PC, Microsoft added support for linking Android devices to one's computer, allowing users to share files from their smartphone to their PC with the tap of a few buttons.
Security researchers have found malware inside the firmware of several low-cost Android smartphones, such as Leagoo M5 Plus, Leagoo M8, Nomu S10, and Nomu S20.
Briar, an instant messaging service that works over the Tor network, has reached beta stage today, the app's creators announced.
A new Android RAT (Remote Access Trojan) detected under the name of GhostCtrl can lock mobile device by resetting their PIN and display a ransom note to infected victims.
WikiLeaks published today the manual of another CIA hacking tool part of the Vault 7 leak series. This tool is referenced internally at the CIA under the name of HighRise and is an Android application for intercepting and redirecting SMS messages to a remote web server.
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.
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.
Chinese authorities have arrested two men who have distributed a version of the SLocker Android ransomware that was customized to look like WannaCry, the Windows ransom-worm that spread across the world in the middle of May.
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.
A recent surge in Android banking malware can be traced back to December 2016, when a malware coder under the name of Maza-in uploaded a tutorial on how to build Android malware on an underground hacking forum named Exploit.in.
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.