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.”
Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app
The app page downloads a slot machine game and instructs the user to use the app for seven days to guarantee the jailbreak works.
Why the revised NIST mobile security framework looks better from a distance
In this op-ed, Wandera's Michael Covington says what sounds good theoretically can be near impractical to implement.
Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids
The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.
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.
Scammers are spreading fake Jio apps to generate advertising revenue
The issue is urgent for countires like India, where more than 800 million people will be on smartphones within the next few years.
A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads was pulling sensitive data from Gmail
"Scary Granny ZOMBY" displayed a phishing page that appeared to be from Google. The Play Store pulled the game down in response to Wandera's research.
U.K. fines company that collected data from new moms, then sold it to Equifax
Bounty UK collected information from new mothers, mothers-to-be, as well as the birth dates and genders of young children, according to the ICO.
The 'permission' question is much different for iOS and Android apps, researchers say
An Android app might be more likely to ask for access to technical functions. An iOS app might seek to use sensitive features, like the microphone. In any case, Wandera says, know what you're getting into.