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

by Joe Warminsky • 2 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.

Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months 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.

How to find and remove advanced persistent adware in your network

by CyberScoop Staff • 3 years ago

A unique form of advanced persistent adware recently found by the Booz Allen Dark Labs’ Advanced Threat Hunt team is lurking on enterprise networks and can evade traditional forms of cyberdefenses.

Dark Labs Advance Hunt team identifies adware demonstrating nation-state APT behavior

by CyberScoop Staff • 3 years ago

The Booz Allen Dark Labs’ Advanced Threat Hunt team discovered a unique form of adware lurking on networks that evades all traditional forms of cyber defense.

Malicious adware downloaded over 1.5 million times in Google Play store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

"Despite the vast investment Google has recently made in the security of their App Store, ‘LightsOut’ reminds us once again that users need to be wary."

The line between adware and malware has become increasingly blurred, researcher finds

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

New research by Israeli company Cybereason shows a secretive advertising technology firm, had developed and spread a covert piece of software that can manipulate browsers, track users' activity and forcefully load digital advertisements.

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