Tags Google Play Store

Here comes the storm: Fortnite arrives on Android, cybersecurity experts sound alarm

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Epic Games isn't putting the mega-popular first-person shooter into the Google Play Store — a move that could mean some would-be users end up downloading malware instead, cybersecurity experts say.

Fake 'Fortnite' apps for Android spread adware, cryptojackers and spyware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

Keep the pwnage on the battlefield, not in your call logs and text messages.

ViperRAT spyware resurfaces in Google Play Store

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 8 months ago

ViperRAT made waves last year after a wave of IDF personnel fell victim to social engineering attacks from hackers posing as young women.

New Android malware steals user data, records audio and incurs phone charges

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 10 months ago

The malware has invasive capabilities that Wandera says can be used in blackmailing victims.

Google paid $2.9 million in bug bounties in 2017

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

Google is also expanding the Google Play Security Reward Program to include remote code executions on popular apps. Rewards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Google killed 700,000 malicious apps in the Play Store in 2017

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

Google's getting better: That's a 70 percent increase over the previous year due in part to machine learning.

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