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 ...
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Popular Web Browser’s Hidden Ability Threatens 500M Google Play Users

A popular web browser’s hidden ability poses a serious risk to more than 500 million Google Play users and their Android devices. Malware analysts at Doctor Web recently observed that UC Browser, ...
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Adobe Reader and Acrobat Get Patches for Two Critical Flaws

Adobe Systems released new security patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat to fix two critical vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to execute malicious code on computers. Both flaws were reported privately by ...
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Two Dozen Click Fraud Apps Found in Google Play

Attackers managed to pass Google’s defenses and place 22 Android apps on Google Play that engaged in sophisticated advertising click fraud when installed on users’ phones. The majority of the apps were ...
Security Boulevard

Android malware (and iOS enhancements)

Checkpoint on the Black Rose Lucy malware bundle, ESET on fake finance apps found on Google Play, and Sophos on the security features in iOS 12 ...
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Android Malware Intercepts SMS 2FA: We have the Logs!

A couple years ago I was doing some phishing investigations training at the Police School in Santiago, Chile. One module in my training was called "Logs Don't Lie" which pointed out that ...

Fortnite and Android: an Epic disagreement

ESET's Lukáš Štefanko argues that by shunning Google Play, Epic Games sets a dangerous precedent ...