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.
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.
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.
Google has removed 41 Android apps from the official Play Store. The apps were infected with a new type of malware named Judy, and experts estimate the malware infected between 8.5 and 36.5 million users.
As everyone expected, scammers are attempting to cash in on the mass hysteria currently surrounding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a mass-infection took place over the weekend of May 12 and 14, and whose effects we still feel today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.