A malware strain known as Loapi will damage phones if users don't remove it from their devices. Left to its own means, this modular threat will download a Monero cryptocurrency miner that will overheat and overwork the phone's components, which will make the battery bulge, deform the phone's cover, or even worse.
Android smartphones running Lolipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat, are vulnerable to an attack that exploits the MediaProjection service to capture the user's screen and record system audio
A security researcher has found a second factory app that was included on OnePlus devices delivered to customers, and this one can be abused to dump the user's photos and videos, but also GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and various other logs.
Some OnePlus devices, if not all, come preinstalled with an application named EngineerMode that can be used to root the device and may be converted into a fully-fledged backdoor by clever attackers.
A bug in the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo has sent thousands of phones into infinite boot loops, forcing some users to reset their devices to factory settings, causing users to lose data along the way.
Scientists from Florida International University and Bloomberg have created a custom two-factor authentication (2FA) system that relies on users taking a photo of a personal object.
Security researchers have spotted a new Android banking trojan named LokiBot that turns into ransomware and locks users' phones when they try to remove its admin privileges.
A new ransomware targeting Android devices has been spotted in the wild. Codenamed DoubleLocker, the ransomware abuses Android's Accessibility service and reactivates itself every time the user presses the phone's Home button.
OxygenOS, a custom version of the Android operating system that comes installed on all OnePlus smartphones, is tracking users actions without anonymizing data, allowing OnePlus to connect each phone to its customer.
WhatsApp has the honor of being the most popular app on iOS enterprise devices, but also the most blacklisted app on enterprise networks.
Security researchers at Google have found seven security bugs in the Dnsmasq application that put an inestimable number of desktops, servers, smartphones, routers, and other IoT devices at risk of hacking.
A rogue iOS application can gain access to limited geo-location information by obtaining image permissions and extracting GPS coordinates from locally-stored photos.
Google will automatically delete all of a user's Android backup files — stored in his Google Drive account — if the user does not use his phone for two weeks.
A team of Oxford and Cambridge researchers is the latest to join a chorus of voices sounding the alarm on a new attack vector named Intra-Library Collusion (ILC) that could make identifying Android malware much harder in the upcoming future.
Mobile security experts from Palo Alto Networks have detailed a new attack on Android devices that uses "Toast" notifications to help malware in obtaining admin rights or access to Android's Accessibility service — often used to take over users' smartphones.