GO Keyboard, an insanely popular custom keyboard app for the Android OS, also available on the official Google Play Store, was caught collecting user data and downloading and running code from a third-party server.
On Tuesday, police in Japan detained a 13-year-old boy from Osaka on charges of advertising and selling a mobile virus that blocked smartphone screens and prevented users from using their device.
At a recently concluded security conference, experts from an Israeli university have presented new research that describes a possible attack scenario which leverages replacement parts to carry out attacks on smartphones and other smart devices.
Broadcom Wi-Fi chips embedded in Android and iOS devices are vulnerable to a bug that allows an attacker to execute code on their devices, without any interaction needed from the user.
Security experts have discovered a brand new Android trojan that features a broad range of features that allow it to root Android devices, steal data from over 40 apps, and geo-track phone owners.
For the past year and a half, an Android adware family known as CopyCat has infected over 14 million devices, rooted around 8 million, and made over $1.5 million for its owners.
A team of researchers from French company P1 Security has detailed a long list of issues with the 4G VoLTE telephony, a protocol that has become quite popular all over the world in recent years and is currently in use in the US, Asia, and most European countries.
A malvertising campaign detected on a popular forum is forcibly downloading an Android app on users' devices, which later installs a second app with more intrusive features and which is almost impossible to remove without flashing the user's phone.
Google published yesterday a list of 42 smartphone models from 12 vendors that run up-to-date Android OS versions with the latest security patches applied.
Almost all recent OnePlus smartphones are vulnerable to attacks that can downgrade the phone's operating system and expose the device to previously patched security flaws.