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Hackers hide malware, porn ads inside gaming apps on Google Play Store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

Infected apps for kids were downloaded over 3 million times to push illegitimate ads, scareware and effectively steal money from victims.

Malicious adware downloaded over 1.5 million times in Google Play store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks 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."

Android developer apps suffered from multiple severe vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

One vulnerability allowed for an attacker to execute code remotely on a victim's computer, effectively handing full control over to the hacker.

Android Play Protect finishes dead last in first security tests

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Tests show Play Protect detecting 65.8 percent of new malware samples and 79.2 percent of month-old malware.

Severe weakness in Wi-Fi security gives hackers wide access to eavesdrop

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

"This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on."

AI now detects the majority of new malware on Android

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Android's security lead boasts about success, but warned that AI "is not pixie dust" that magically solves the operating system's security problems.

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