More trouble in Google Play land

After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found capable of adding affected mobile devices to a botnet. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: Android/Backdoor.Clientor.funBotbotnetGoogle PlayMobilesockbot (Read more...) The post More trouble in Google Play land appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Google Unveils Bug Bounty Program for Popular Android Apps

Google has announced a bug bounty program covering other developers’ popular Android apps available for download in its Play Store. On 19 October, the American multinational technology company launched its Google Play Security Rewards Program. Here’s a high-level description of the new framework: “Google Play is working with the independent bug bounty platform, HackerOne, and … Read More The post Google Unveils Bug Bounty Program for Popular Android Apps appeared first on The State of Security.
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New Android Malware Found in Minecraft Apps on Google Play

A new, “highly prevalent” strain of Android malware was found infecting several Minecraft-related apps on the Google Play store, adding compromised devices into a botnet. According to security researchers at Symantec, at least eight mobile apps – with an install base ranging from 600,000 to 2.6 million devices – were infected with Sockbot. “The legitimate … Read More The post New Android Malware Found in Minecraft Apps on Google Play appeared first on The State of Security.
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Release the KRACKen: flaw in Wi-Fi security leaves users vulnerable

A serious flaw in the wireless protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. This feasible attack, dubbed KRACK, could abuse design or implementation flaws in the Wi-Fi standard, not some specific hardware.  Categories: Exploits FYI Mobile Tags: cybersecurityfirmwareHTTPSKRACKWi-Fi (Read more...) The post Release the KRACKen: flaw in Wi-Fi security leaves users vulnerable appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Mobile Menace Monday: despicable adware

Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? It's adware, and you aren't alone. Categories: Cybercrime Mobile Tags: adwareAndroidandroid adwareMobilepotentially unwanted programs (Read more...) The post Mobile Menace Monday: despicable adware appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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