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.
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.
Security researchers have found traces of Windows malware inside 132 Android apps hosted on the official Google Play Store. According to security experts, all 132 apps contained a tiny iframe inside the source code of HTML pages showed at some point or another to their users.
Just as security experts have predicted, the source code of a potent Android banking trojan that was leaked online in mid-December 2016, is now being seen in live attacks on a regular basis.
At Symantec's behest, Google has removed three Android apps from the Play Store because these apps used various tricks to fool security scanners and deliver unwanted ads to the people that installed them.
Google has removed an app from the Play Store that contained a new Android ransomware family named Charger.
HummingBad, an Android malware estimated to have touched over 85 million devices worldwide, was recently found in 46 new applications, 20 of which had even made their way into the official Play Store, passing Google's security checks.
Security researchers have discovered a new Android trojan named Skyfin that can infiltrate the local Play Store Android app and download or purchase other apps behind the user's back.
Mobile security experts with Intel Security (McAfee) have discovered a rash of Android apps available through the Google Play Store that were stealing Instagram credentials and uploading the data to a remote server.
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, Google together with Samsung will be unveiling the next line of Chromebook laptops that also double as a tablet thanks to its new touchscreen and built-in support for running Android apps.
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."