Tag: android security


Android malware attacks increasing, Google’s OS more ‘interesting’ to average cybercriminal than iOS

October 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

One area focused on within the report is the current state of Android malware. “It is an open source system with many vendors having their own Android versions (with their own vulnerabilities and patching problems),” Eset security awareness specialist Ondrej […]


Warning: These Android apps can steal your bank details and take over your phone

March 10, 2021

Via: BGR

Researchers on Tuesday published a serious warning for Android device owners, alerting them to the discovery of eight dangerous apps in the Google Play Store that could have allowed an attacker to take over a victim’s smartphone as well as […]


Five Critical Android Bugs Patched, Part of Feb. Security Bulletin

February 3, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Google patched five critical bugs in its Android operating system as part of its February Security Bulletin. Two of the flaws were remote code execution vulnerabilities found within the Android media framework and system. Three additional critical Qualcomm bugs were […]


Android security: Six more apps containing Joker malware removed from the Google Play Store

September 2, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Cybersecurity researchers have unmasked six applications on the Google Play store with a combined total of over 200,000 downloads in yet another example of the highly persistent malware that has been plaguing Android users for the past three years. Joker […]


Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

January 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Smartphone users download security applications to help protect their device and data from cyber attacks and hackers. But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google […]