Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can't be mined in the first place.
ESET security researcher Stefanko Lukas says that the audio recording features worked as expected, so victims would have no reason to be suspicious of harmful activity.
Despite Google's defenses for the official Android marketplace, cybercriminals still manage to sneak in a banking Trojan, or two, or three, security researchers have discovered.
Today, Microsoft Launcher for Android is receiving yet another update with several new features which were previously tested with the beta users. First and foremost, the new release introduces full support for Android 8.0, but at the same time, the app no longer works on devices with Android 4.0.X and 4.1.
Google has removed 145 Android apps infected with Windows malware from the official Play Store after a report from security researchers at Palo Alto Networks.
Google has updated the Play Store policy page this week to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies on users' devices. "We don't allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices," the newly added policy entry reads.
For the past year, Android malware authors have been increasingly relying on a solid trick for bypassing Google's security scans and sneaking malicious apps into the official Play Store.
Microsoft Launcher Beta for Android is getting a big update today with new features, animations, and other major improvements. If you've enrolled as a beta tester you can download the v4.12 update from today via the Play Store.
A thorough study of 17,260 Android apps reveals that while some apps may accidentally take screenshots of the user's screen and upload it online, there is no evidence to suggest that apps are secretly turning a phone's microphone or camera on to spy on device owners behind their backs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google security staffers have removed 22 Android apps reported to have been infected with the HiddnAd and Guerilla adware families.
There doesn't appear to be an end in sight for the cryptojacking scourge affecting all facets of the web right now.
Google says it removed over 700,000 bad or malicious apps from the Play Store in 2017, up 70% from 2016.
An Android app component meant to provide inter-user chatting capabilities has been opening websites and clicking on ads in phones' background.
A cyber-security firm has discovered what they believe to be the first Android malware family written in the Kotlin programming language.
Google has removed 36 Android apps that snuck into the official Play Store, posing as security and performance boosting apps, but which only contained code to mimic the behavior of such apps.
Google announced plans to crack down on Android applications that fail to warn users when they are collecting personal data. The OS maker is giving app developers 60 days to fix their issues and update apps with notifications of their full practices. In case app developers fail to comply, Google will take it upon itself to warn users