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.
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.
An attacker can downgrade components of the Android TrustZone technology to older versions that feature known vulnerabilities and use older exploits against smartphones running an up-to-date operating system.
Android bootloader components from five major chipset vendors are affected by vulnerabilities that break the CoT (Chain of Trust) during the boot-up sequence, opening devices to attacks.