6 tips to keep your Android device safe

Hackers have wormed their way into the Google Play Store, as evidenced by the recent BankBot malware trickery. Simple dummy apps doubled as Trojan horses, and once an unsuspecting user downloaded these flashlight or solitaire apps, they also downloaded and installed the malware onto their device. Then, when they would try to open their banking app, the malware would actually pose as the banking app by creating a fake overlay over the real banking app and trick the user into entering their banking details. The kicker here was that the dummy apps actually worked! Your new flashlight app was a flashlight . . . until it started wreaking havoc on your day and your bank account.
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Cryptocurrency mining malware sneaks onto Google Play

Cryptocurrency mining is a hot and trending topic at the moment, especially since websites have recently resorted to mining cryptocurrency instead of showing ads. As with many malicious trends, the cybercriminals have quickly moved from PC to mobile. This week, we found an app that contains cryptocurrency mining capabilities on the Google Play Store, masquerading as the Cooee game. Between 1,000 and 5,000 users downloaded the app. We detect the malware as JSMiner and we informed Google of the app yesterday.
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Why emerging APAC markets are prime targets for the malware of the future

Cybercriminal activity continues to be heavily targeted toward the US and Europe. But emerging APAC markets are even more susceptible to malware attack. Here's why. Categories: Cybercrime Malware Tags: AndroidAsia-Pacificcybersecuritycybersecurity awarenessIoT (Read more...) The post Why emerging APAC markets are prime targets for the malware of the future appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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All rise! Mind these digital crimes and arm yourself against them

News of attacks come and go so fast, sometimes it's hard to keep track. We've done the work for you, sifting through scores of reports to bring you a compilation of digital crimes that are on the rise and what you can do to protect yourself. Categories: 101 How-tos Tags: Androidcard skimmingcontactless card fraudcyberbullyinglinuxMac OSmalware (Read more...) The post All rise! Mind these digital crimes and arm yourself against them appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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46.2 Million Mobile Numbers Leaked Online after Malaysian Data Breach

46.2 million mobile numbers have appeared online following a data breach that affected several Malaysian telecommunication companies. The incident involves 15 Malaysian telcos and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). Included in the leak are customers’ mobile numbers along with their personal and device information. Of note, those exposed details contain customers’ IMEI and IMSI numbers … Read More The post 46.2 Million Mobile Numbers Leaked Online after Malaysian Data Breach appeared first on The State of Security.
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The Most Coveted Must-Have Security Apps for Your Smartphone

Awareness and concern for privacy and security on the web are at an all-time high, mainly because of the ubiquitous nature of threats. From anti-viruses to ad blockers, from anonymous browsing apps to anti-tracking apps – there’s a lot for the mobile phone user to check out and possibly use. Particularly those who need to The post The Most Coveted Must-Have Security Apps for Your Smartphone appeared first on TechSpective.
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Quickly Disable TouchID or FaceID with Emergency SOS Feature

Apple added an Emergency SOS feature in iOS 11. It provides a very cool and useful function by design, and also gives you a very easy way to quickly disable TouchID or FaceID authentication. Emergency SOS The Emergency SOS feature is designed to provide quick access to critical medical information and a way to contact The post Quickly Disable TouchID or FaceID with Emergency SOS Feature appeared first on TechSpective.
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