malware

Flappy Bird clones landing with malware threat

Despite being removed from the Play Store, the story of Flappy Bird doesn't seem to be over just yet. Earlier this morning we learned the game was gone, and about how it will never be coming back. Developer Dong Nguyen mentioned that while speaking with Forbes. It was during that same conversation where he mentioned the subject of clones, even admitting to checking some out.

Android pointed to as main malware target

According to a new report from Cisco, Android was the target for 99% of all mobile malware last year. Unsurprisingly, Android users also have the highest “encounter rate” with web-delivered malware, at 71%. Our iOS counterparts fall short of those numbers, but there are a few omissions from the report which could explain quite a bit.

Google estimates only 0.001% of installed apps try to evade Android runtime defenses

The threat of malware, and the fear and anxiety caused by it, has been a real issue even before smartphones became in vogue. And Android, being popular and, for the most part, open, has become a large target not only of such malicious actions but also of media focus. Now Google is breaking its silence and is claiming, at least based on data it has collected, that the media hype about Android malware may actually be a bit unwarranted.

Feds call out Android as a “primary target for malware attacks”

The world's largest and most used mobile operating system is Android, as we all know, and some new documents that were recently revealed shows the US Government and feds calling out Android. Claiming it is a primary target for attacks, and they even back it up with numbers. A document was recently uncovered by Public Intelligence that is unclassified, but for "official use only" and it has all the details.

Android Master Key exploit “could affect” 900 million devices

Bluebox Security has recently gone public with an exploit that is said to be able to affect up to 900 million Android phones. And if that number doesn't sound scary enough for Android users, putting it another way and you are looking at 99 percent of all Android phones that are in the wild. This exploit is referred to as 'Master Key' and it has apparently been around since Android 1.6 Donut -- around 4 years now.

Android Defender Platinum app will hold your phone ransom

A new Android malware app has recently been discovered. This latest is called Android Defender Platinum and while it sounds like a bad deal, there is one positive side in that it wasn't available by way of the Google Play Store. Basically, that is just to say this app shouldn't be much of a concern if you are only downloading apps from the Play Store. If you happen to download apps from various untrusted third party sites however, you may need to pay attention.

Lookout talks BadNews, the latest round of Android malware

It appears as if another malware scare has come to Android. In this case, Lookout has said they discovered a new malware family which was found to be in 32 different apps. This family of malware has been dubbed BadNews, however coming as a bit of a silver lining, Google has already removed the infected apps.
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