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.
Security researchers have found malware hidden in the firmware of several low-end Android smartphones and tablets, malware which is used to show ads and install unwanted apps on the devices of unsuspecting users.
Malware authors have released a new version of the Android Loki trojan, which can now infect native Android OS libraries after an earlier version had previously gained the capabilities to infect core operating system processes.
Malware coders are advertising a new Android trojan that can be used for phishing banking credentials, intercepting SMS messages, locking devices with a password (ransomware-like behavior), and more.
A group of malware authors has come up with a new method of transcending an infection from the user's computer to his Android smartphone.
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.
Crooks are spreading Android malware disguised as a one-time password (OTP) generator app for banking apps that steals the user's banking credentials and then installs the TeamViewer QuickSupport app to allow attackers to take over the victim's phone.
Security researchers have discovered a new Android trojan that uses the DroidPlugin framework to split malicious behavior across multiple plugins, making detection much harder.
Android malware known as Gooligan has compromised and stolen login tokens from over one million Android devices, Check Point researchers announced today.
By infecting a Tesla owner's phone with Android malware, a car thief can hack and then steal a Tesla car, security researchers have revealed this week.
One Android banking trojan has borrowed a trick from its desktop counterparts, and besides stealing login credentials from banking apps, this threat also sabotages mobile antivirus applications and prevents them from launching.
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.
Security researchers from Dr.Web say they've identified a new malware family inside an Android app found on the Google Play Store under the name of "Multiple Accounts: 2 Accounts."
Google released today Android's Security Bulletin for the month of November, which among a total of 83 security vulnerabilities has also patched two high profile bugs identified as Drammer and Dirty COW.
Crooks distributing the Svpeng Android banking trojan have discovered a flaw in how Google Chrome for Android handles file downloads and have used it to forcibly and secretly download their malicious payload on the devices of over 318,000 users in the span of three months, starting with July 2016.