Hijacking Google Pixel Camera Application

Millions of Android phones may be vulnerable to camera spying vulnerability

Security researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in Android smartphones that could allow an attacker to secretly take photos and record videos without any permissions being granted. And the exploit works even if ...
Dozens of Apps Still Dodging Google’s Vetting System

Dozens of Apps Still Dodging Google’s Vetting System

Bitdefender researchers recently analyzed 25 apps that made it into Google Play, at least for a time, packing aggressive adware SDKs that bombarded users with ads and avoided removal by hiding their ...
“That time I got really mad and decided to kill an industry.”

Stalkerware? Spouseware? Creepware? Just Call It Horrific

The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) is stepping up its fight against Stalkerware. It’s asking for help from AV vendors, phone platform makers, and law enforcement. It’s time to put an end to it ...
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Italian Android Spyware Infected Google Play Store for Years, Researchers Find

Italian Android Spyware Infected Google Play Store for Years, Researchers Find

Fake service applications in Italian from mobile operators were found to be invasive spyware after successfully bypassing Google Play Store’s filters, according to a group of researchers from non-profit security organization Security ...
Triout Android Spyware Framework Makes a Comeback, Abusing App with 50 Million Downloads

Triout Android Spyware Framework Makes a Comeback, Abusing App with 50 Million Downloads

In August 2018, Bitdefender researchers stumbled across an Android malware framework, dubbed Triout, which packed massive surveillance capabilities. Bundled with a legitimate application ripped from the official Google Play marketplace, the spyware ...
Triout – Spyware Framework for Android with Extensive Surveillance Capabilities

Triout – Spyware Framework for Android with Extensive Surveillance Capabilities

No operating system is safe from malware, as cyber criminals will always want to steal, spy or tamper with your data. The proliferation of Android devices – from smartphones to tablets and ...

A week in security (June 18 – June 24)

A roundup of security news from June 18 – 24 that includes the SamSam ransomware, DNS rebinding, a World Cup phishing campaign, and lots and lots of Android malware. Categories: Security world ...