Tags Google Play

'Cloak & Dagger' attack hits all the typical Android security weaknesses

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

The Android security team repeatedly deemed the attacks less severe than the researchers did.

Android spyware in the Google Play Store was downloaded over 1 million times over 3 years

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

A piece of malware pretending to be an Android system update was downloaded over 1 million times since launch 2014. The malware, dubbed SMSVova, spied on a victim's location and relayed it to the attacker in real time.

Android mobile security apps: From the effective to the scam-like

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

The success rate of security apps for blocking Android malware varied wildly — and user ratings in the Google Play store were no guide to effectiveness.

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