Google has announced changes in how European smartphone and tablet makers can use Google's Android apps in response to the EU's $5 billion fine. Going forward, EU manufacturers will now have to pay Google a license fee to bundle Google's suite of mobile apps.
Millions of mobile devices from eleven smartphone vendors are vulnerable to attacks carried out using AT commands, a team of security researchers has discovered.
Last week, at the DEF CON security conference held in Las Vegas, security researchers presented details about 47 vulnerabilities in the firmware and default apps of 25 Android smartphone models, 11 of which are also sold in the US.
A recent study conducted by academics from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has revealed that almost two-thirds of second-hand memory cards still contain remnants of personal data from previous owners.
A glitch in the latest version of the Samsung Messages texting app that comes pre-installed on all Samsung phones is sending random pictures to users' contacts.
An expert in Android security is warning users that some developers of crappy Android apps have come up with a new trick for fooling users into installing their apps.
For the past week, Android users have been having fun with one of the weirdest bugs ever seen on an Android device, one that exposes their personal SMS text messages when searching for various terms.
Google has announced today a new security mechanism for Pixel 2 smartphones, for which, in the near future, it would be impossible to update or replace the phone's firmware without entering the user's password.
Two years after being outted, a criminal operation that has been inserting malware in the firmware of low-cost Android devices is still up and running, and has even expanded its reach.
Security researchers from Pangu Lab, a well-known company that provides iOS jailbreaks, said on Monday that they have found a vulnerability that they believe affects around 10% of all iOS apps.
A large number of Android manufacturers (OEMs) are skipping security patches but are lying to users about it, according to the team at Security Research Lab (SRL), a Berlin-based cyber-security firm.
Security researchers have found a new Android malware strain that has been designed to steal data from mobile instant messaging clients.
Android P, the next major version of the Android operating system, will block idle (background) applications from accessing a smartphone's camera or microphone.
A new botnet appeared over the weekend, and it's targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
A OnePlus spokesperson has officially confirmed a card breach incident affecting its online store, about which rumors started circulating online earlier in the week.
Google has removed 36 Android apps that snuck into the official Play Store, posing as security and performance boosting apps, but which only contained code to mimic the behavior of such apps.
Malicious applications can freely access sensor data on modern smartphones and use this highly sensitive data stream to collect vasts amounts of intel on the phone's owner, information that they can later use to guess the user's phone PIN.
Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project have launched a new Android application named Haven that will transform a phone into a mini-surveillance kit that can be used to record nearby surroundings in case of intrusions.