Tag: malware

SonicSpy is spyware embedded in over a thousand apps, some in Play Store

Spyware is just one of the many things an Android user needs to protect himself from, to make sure any app with spyware does...

SLocker is Android ransomware, spreading faster with more variants

What is ransomware? In its simplest form, it is malicious software that is installed on your device and it encrypts all you data, making...

Android 7.1 Nougat has ‘panic mode’ reaction for multiple back button presses

While Android is undoubtedly getting better and better at security, we still have news almost every week about a new kind of malware that...

New type of Ztorg malware sends premium SMS, deletes incoming messages

The Ztorg Trojan malware has been known as a rooting malware, infecting a device and gaining root access to exploit the information available within....

Persistent adware is still in Google Play, over 6 million installs

You’d want to feel safe when you install from the Google Play Store, and in that sense, you’d be mostly correct. But there are...

Dvmap is a rooting malware, first Trojan with code injection capabilities

It looks like a tedious and vicious cycle – as Google and Android’s security get better, malware gets better as well. Kaspersky Labs points...

Newly discovered ‘Cloak & Dagger’ exploit clickjacks and steals your passwords

The Cloak & Dagger exploit was discovered recently by a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology takes advantage of only two permissions that...

FalseGuide malware on Google Play Store, penetrates your device’s security

One good way to spread malware through the legit Google Play Store is through those popular game guides that you can download for free...

Charger ransomware will steal your data, lock your phone, infected app in Google Play

Security outfit Check Point revealed that Google Play was hosting an app – or probably a number of them – that was infected by...

Your Meitu filter app may just have sent your phone’s info to China, without...

You may or may not have heard of Meitu before this week – that’s a given. But in the last couple of days, usage...

Google hunts down Android malware even when ‘Verify apps’ is disabled

Android has had the “Verify Apps” feature in its settings for a while now – the feature is used to block malware from being...

Gooligan malware roots your phone, steals your Google account details

Security research outfit Check Point has revealed a malware campaign that targets users of lower versions of Android like Jelly Bean and Lollipop. This...