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An ongoing hacking campaign targets dissidents in Egypt, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

Evidence suggests the Egyptian government could be behind the activity, which dates back to 2016.

Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 3 months 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 • 4 months ago

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

A zombie game with 50,000 Play Store downloads was pulling sensitive data from Gmail

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

"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.

Firefox Lockbox app aims to reduce password management hassles for Android users

by Joe Warminsky • 7 months ago

The main selling point seems to be convenience: Firefox Lockbox is directly tied to whatever an Android user saves all day within their browser.

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