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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mobile security experts from Skycure have found two methods for bypassing the security containers put around "Android for Work," allowing attackers to access business data saved in this seemingly secure environment.
The infamous Lockdroid ransomware has gained a new feature, a banality among desktop malware, but a never-before-seen trick for Android ransomware.
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.
The European Union announced today an agreement between various regulating bodies and mobile carriers that will help eliminate in most part roaming charges across the EU space starting with June 15, 2016.
Scientists from universities in China and the UK have published research that details a novel method that breaks Android's pattern lock system based on videos of people entering their patterns from distances of up to nine meters away.
Google has removed an app from the Play Store that contained a new Android ransomware family named Charger.
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.
The backdoor found in the firmware of various low-end Android smartphones, which was traced back to a Chinese company, was active since July this year, according to mobile security firm Trustlook.