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Android malware apps with 2 million installs spotted on Google Play

A new set of Android malware, phishing, and adware apps have infiltrated the Google Play store, tricking over two million people into installing them.

Google Plans To Launch Privacy Sandbox In Android 13 In 2023

Besides releasing Privacy Sandbox Android Beta, Google will also release Developer Previews, allowing to test the feature on limited devices.

Google will cripple Android VPN services that threaten to break advertisements

Google claims it is cracking down on VPN services that track user data and reroute traffic for ad monetization. The company will cripple apps that can interfere with or block advertisements.

These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware

Researchers have discovered dozens of malware-infected Android apps that have been downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play Store.

High-Severity Vulnerability Found In Amazon Photos Android App

Exploiting the Amazon Photos Android app vulnerability could allow stealing Amazon access tokens and meddle with stored data in Amazon Drive.

Microsoft Defender adds network protection for Android, iOS devices

Microsoft has announced the introduction of a new Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) feature in public preview to help organizations detect weaknesses affecting Android and iOS devices in their enterprise networks.

Microsoft Warns About Evolving Capabilities of Toll Fraud Android Malware Apps

Microsoft has detailed the evolving capabilities of toll fraud malware apps on Android, pointing out its "complex multi-step attack flow".

Google Releases Android Update to Patch Actively Exploited Vulnerability

Google releases monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 37 vulnerabilities in various components.

Beware of New Android Banking Malware that Controls Your Device

Octo, a new Android banking malware that employs remote access capabilities to enable attackers to commit on-device fraud, has been identified in the wild and is designed to prey on vulnerable Android devices.

Android Visual Voice Mail App Vulnerability Allows Eavesdropping

Despite reports, mobile carriers denied acknowledging the Visual Voice Mail vulnerability that exposes Android users' voice messages.

Android malware BRATA wipes your device after stealing data

The Android malware known as BRATA has added new and dangerous features to its latest version, including GPS tracking, the capacity to use multiple communication channels, and a function that performs a factory reset on the device to wipe all traces of malicious activity.

Malicious Joker App Scores Half-Million Downloads on Google Play

Joker malware was found lurking in the Color Message app, ready to fleece unsuspecting users with premium SMS charges.

300.000+ users downloaded malware droppers from Google Play

Malware peddlers have managed to spread four families of Android banking trojans via malware droppers introduced in Google Play.

Malicious Android app steals Malaysian bank credentials, MFA codes

A fake Android app is masquerading as a housekeeping service to steal online banking credentials from the customers of eight Malaysian banks.

Finland Faces Blizzard of Flubot-Spreading Text Messages

Millions of texts leading to the Flubot spyware/banking trojan are targeting everyone who uses Androids in the country, in an “exceptional” attack.

Over nine million Android devices infected by info-stealing trojan

A large-scale malware campaign on Huawei's AppGallery has led to approximately 9,300,000 installs of Android trojans masquerading as over 190 different apps

Android malware BrazKing returns as a stealthier banking trojan

​The BrazKing Android banking trojan has returned with dynamic banking overlays and a new implementation trick that enables it to operate without requesting risky permissions.

Fake end-to-end encrypted chat app distributes Android spyware

The GravityRAT remote access trojan is being distributed in the wild again, this time under the guise of an end-to-end encrypted chat application called SoSafe Chat.

New Android Spyware Poses Pegasus-Like Threat

PhoneSpy already has stolen data and tracked the activity of targets in South Korea, disguising itself as legitimate lifestyle apps.

Android data sharing remains significant, no opt-out available to users

An in-depth analysis of a range of popular Android mobile phones has revealed significant data collection and sharing.

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