Tag: malware

Trend Micro reports HiddenMiner Android malware

We trust Trend Micro to tell us about malware and how to potentially avoid them. The last reminder we heard from them was the...

Malware sneaks into Play Store, carried by QR reader apps

Another day, another piece of malware gets into the Google Play Store and proceeds to be downloaded more than 500,000 times. This malware is...

Android Security 2017: Machine learning helped Google prevent installation of 60.3% of harmful apps

Google made public its Android Security Year in Review report for 2017 today as a part of its continuing effort to educate Android users...

Android users targeted by drive-by cryptomining sites

Yes, you read that correctly – “drive-by” cryptocurrency mining is now an actual thing. This refers to ad and link campaigns on the internet...

PSA: Magisk Manager app on Google Play contains malware

If you’re a user of Magisk for rooting your Android phone, then this might fool you. The creator of Magisk – John Wu –...

Sony Xperia Z5 not getting security patches for Meltdown and Spectre

The new year started with Google presenting more details about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The two were said to be brought about by...

Dark Caracal is a huge Android spying campaign traced back to Beirut

When you think of governments spying on your smartphones, most people will think satellites and operating system backdoors and powerful spying computers. But results...

Skygofree is spyware with numerous data stealing and spying capabilities

For spyware to be effective, the malicious developers and hackers behind the app must be able to program it so that it is flexible,...

Malware displays porn ads, earns from premium services, scareware

A type of malware which has been dubbed as “AdultSwine” has been discovered embedded in over 60 game apps in Google Play before it...

LightsOut adware posing as flashlight and utility apps discovered

We just told you about that fake Uber app that steals user and credit card info. Thanks to Symantec for the warning and as...

The Loapi Trojan can literally make your Android phone go up in smoke

The Loapi Trojan is a multi-faceted malware that can do a lot of bad things on your smartphone. Kaspersky Lab is telling us all...

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,...