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.
News of malicious Android apps hosted on the Google Play Store doesn't seem to stop coming these days, as ESET and Zscaler researchers recently disclosed they've reported nearly 100 malicious apps they recently come across.
Android malware is evolving, and a clear trend has become visible in the past six months, with several malware strains implementing their malicious behavior via plugin frameworks.
Malware authors in China are using fake base transceiver stations (BTSs), which is equipment usually installed on cellular telephone towers, to send spoofed SMS messages that contain links to Android malware.
Following an internal audit, Google engineers say they'd discovered a new massive ad-fraud botnet that was infecting users via Android apps hosted on the official Play Store.
Instagram users are once again the targets of malicious Android apps hosted on the Play Store, apps which steal their credentials on false claims of boosting their account's follower numbers.
Two companies have discovered that someone had covertly installed malware on 38 devices used by their employees. According to security firm Check Point, the installation of the malicious apps took place somewhere along the supply chain, after phones left the manufacturer's factory and before they arrived at the two companies.
The Android Security Bulletin for March 2017 contains a bugfix for a unique security flaw exploitable via the headphones audio connector that could be leveraged to leak data from the device, break ASLR, reset phones to factory settings, or even access the Android HBOOT bootloader.
Security researchers have spotted a new mobile adware family targeting Android devices, and yet again, an app infected with this threat managed to make its way into the Google Play Store.