Tag: malware

New mobile banking malware sneaks into Google Play

We put a huge amount of trust in Google to protect us as we use the Play Store on a day-to-day basis. That is,...

Trend Micro reports cryptocurrency miner malware back in Google Play

Imagine if someone built a way to aggregate and illegally use a group of smartphones’ computing power to mine cryptocurrency. First up, that would...

Symantec discovers new Android malware on fake apps

A new Android malware was discovered to be spreading not just as one app but as several apps on Google Play. Symantec has recently...

ZNIU malware family exploits Dirty COW vulnerability, gains root access and sends premium SMS

The Dirty COW vulnerability is a Linux privilege escalation issue that allows someone to gain root access to the operating system. And Android –...

Earlier version of DU Antivirus Security might be stealing your phone’s info instead of...

If you’re using a free antivirus software called DU Antivirus Security, you might want to check if you want to continue using it. It...

ExpensiveWall is malware that will subscribe you to paid services

Usually, we are safe in the fact that we personally know what charges we incur on our smartphones. But with dangerous malware around, you...

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...