Scammers are using fake Microsoft 11 installers to spread malware
The malicious sdownloads range from relatively innocuous adware to password stealers and trojans.
The latest malware hiding in video game cheat codes
Buyer beware when downloading video game cheats.
Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say
The Barcode Scanner app had 10 million downloads without serious complaints, but an update in December brought a trojan with it, Malwarebytes says.
Spies target gamers with malware inserted into software updates, ESET says
It's a supply-chain attack against a limited users of NoxPlayer, which allows people to play Android games on PCs and Macs.
Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps
More than 20 "mods" recently available in the Google Play Store didn't do much for "Minecraft" at all, and instead displayed ads "in an extremely intrusive manner," according to researchers at Kaspersky.
Google gives the boot to more malware-laden apps posing as games for kids
The move comes after Google hired three mobile security firms to help it catch Android malware in the Play Store.
Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape
Most went live in September, and all share a similar code library meant to help avoid detection.
Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store
In announcing the partnership, Google acknowledged that the current processes for reporting malicious apps “aren’t designed to scale.”
A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme
Researchers declined to identify the company by name, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.
Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps
It's only the latest revelation about how scammers are using apps as a way to leverage victims' phones, and generate ad revenue.