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Fake Users Rave but Real Users Rant as Apps on Google Play Deal Aggressive Adware

Fake Users Rave but Real Users Rant as Apps on Google Play Deal Aggressive Adware

Bitdefender researchers recently stumbled across 13 Google Play applications packing aggressive ads and potentially using over 1,000 fake reviews to gain a cumulative download count of over half of million. While fake ...
Apps on Google Play Tainted with Cerberus Banker Malware

Apps on Google Play Tainted with Cerberus Banker Malware

The official Android app market has traditionally been regarded as a safe place to install applications from. Every once in a while, remarkably malicious apps slip right through and start wreaking havoc ...
Joker Spyware Infiltrated Google Play, Abused Old Trick to Target Users

Joker Spyware Infiltrated Google Play, Abused Old Trick to Target Users

Security researchers detected a new variant of the Joker spyware family that had infiltrated Google Play and had begun abusing an old trick to target users. Check Point Research found that the ...
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 ...
Fleeceware – 25 Play Store apps that empty your pockets

Fleeceware – 25 Play Store apps that empty your pockets

Last September, security researchers reported a number of app publishers that practice a shady business model, charging excessive amounts for apps if the user does not cancel the “subscription” before a free ...
If you have any of these 24 Android apps installed, delete them now!

If you have any of these 24 Android apps installed, delete them now!

Security researchers are sounding the alarm over 24 Android apps laced with a stealthy trojan that signs you up for a costly subscription without your permission. If you’ve downloaded any of the ...

Android “Ghost Click” Apps, New Apple Siri Privacy Protections, Credit Card Spying

You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 84 for September 2nd 2019: “Ghost click” Android apps ...