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.
Android malware known as Gooligan has compromised and stolen login tokens from over one million Android devices, Check Point researchers announced today.
The way users move fingers across a phone's touchscreen alters the WiFi signals transmitted by a mobile phone, causing interruptions that an attacker can intercept, analyze, and reverse engineer to accurately guess what the user has typed on his phone or in password input fields.
In the month of October 2016, for the first time in history, traffic from mobile internet browsers surpassed traffic from desktop browsers, according to web analytics company StatCounter.
Google released today Android's Security Bulletin for the month of November, which among a total of 83 security vulnerabilities has also patched two high profile bugs identified as Drammer and Dirty COW.
Crooks distributing the Svpeng Android banking trojan have discovered a flaw in how Google Chrome for Android handles file downloads and have used it to forcibly and secretly download their malicious payload on the devices of over 318,000 users in the span of three months, starting with July 2016.
Three researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong discovered a flaw in how app developers and identity providers support Single-Sign-On (SSO) via the OAuth 2.0 protocol, a flaw that allows an attacker to assume the identity of another person.