Google Removes 25 Malicious Google Play Apps Stealing Facebook Login Credentials

Google Removes 25 Malicious Google Play Apps Stealing Facebook Login Credentials

Last month, Google removed 25 Android apps from its Google Play Store after discovering they were stealing users’ Facebook account credentials. The malicious apps, identified by security company Evina, appeared to be ...
Researchers spot 24,000 Android Apps Leaking User Data

Researchers spot 24,000 Android Apps Leaking User Data

Comparitech researchers led by cybersecurity expert Bob Diachenko have revealed that 24,000 Android Apps expose user information through misconfigurations on Google Firebase, a popular development platform used by roughly 30% of apps ...
Cyber security researchers uncover hidden backdoors and secret commands in 12,000 Android apps

Cyber security researchers uncover hidden backdoors and secret commands in 12,000 Android apps

The use of mobile apps is a part of our daily routine, and anyone using a smartphone has downloaded and installed a variety of them on his device, be it a game, ...
Google Removes 600 Apps from Play Store for Serving Disruptive Ads

Google Removes 600 Apps from Play Store for Serving Disruptive Ads

Google has removed more than 600 apps from the Play Store and banned them from the Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager advertising platforms for violating policies on disruptive ads. The massive ...
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150 Million People Affected By SimBad Adware on Android

Mobile security has been compromised yet again, as SimBad, a new strain of adware, was found installed on more than 210 Android Apps. The adware was disguised as an advertisement kit and ...
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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 ...
Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Google Play Store no longer accepts crypto-mining apps

Taking a leaf from Apple’s rulebook regarding cryptocurrency mining, Google has updated its Play Store guidelines to keep shady financial instruments out of its Android applications venue. Over on the Google Play ...