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Scammers are using fake Microsoft 11 installers to spread malware

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

The malicious sdownloads range from relatively innocuous adware to password stealers and trojans.

The latest malware hiding in video game cheat codes

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

Buyer beware when downloading video game cheats.

Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say

by Joe Warminsky • 10 months ago

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

by Joe Warminsky • 10 months ago

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

by Joe Warminsky • 1 year ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

It's only the latest revelation about how scammers are using apps as a way to leverage victims' phones, and generate ad revenue.

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