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Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3M Android users, installs over 2M unwanted apps

Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3M Android users, installs over 2M unwanted apps

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A newly discovered malware program that targets older versions of the Android OS has infected roughly 1.3 million Google accounts, currently breaching devices at a rate of 13,000 victims per day.

Banking Trojan seeks system privileges and can circumvent Android security

Banking Trojan seeks system privileges and can circumvent Android security

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Comodo Threat Research Labs has recently detected the "Gugi/Fanta/Lime" family of financial malware within the Russian economic sector.

Researchers gain root access to Android devices using Rowhammer attacks

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An international team of researchers have developed an exploit to "root" access Android phones made by LG, Samsung and Motorola using Rowhammer hardware attacks.

Ransomware became main threat to Android users in 1H 2016

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The Android SLocker ransomware family accounts for 16 percent of mobile malware in the UK.

Android. Lockerscreen using pseudo-random passcodes

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The Android.Lockerscreen ransomware is now using pseudorandom numbers and other tactics to prevent victims from unlocking devices without paying.

Google Play again used to host malware-laden apps; this time, Overseer

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Google Play continues to be a playground for cybercriminals with Google recently having to remove four apps from the store because they were distributing a new form of malware dubbed Overseer.

Project Zero hacking contest targets remote code execution flaws

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Google's Project Zero unveiled an Android hacking contest that aims to discover flaws on the Nexus 6P and 5X devices.

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

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Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorise industrial and engineering orgs

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Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organisations in at least 30 countries.

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

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An independent IT security research facility has reviewed Android, and despite constant charges of insecurity, found the mobile platform to be far from wanting ?

Is Android security really too difficult for Motorola?

Is Android security really too difficult for Motorola?

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Motorola has, perhaps strangely, concluded that it will not be releasing monthly updates for its new Moto Z smartphone. A strange thing to announce, according to the wider industry

Hidden voice commands could hijack smartphones

Hidden voice commands could hijack smartphones

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Borg-like voice commands from your phone could take control of nearby Android devices using a newly demonstrated voice recognition vulnerability.

Flaws in Android full disk encryption revealed

Flaws in Android full disk encryption revealed

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An Israeli university student has found flaws in Android, which would allow a brute force attack to crack the full disk encryption

Hummer trojan infects Androids, could yield creators £375K daily

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A new Trojan, dubbed Hummer, that's infecting Android phones, is yielding its creators more than $500,000 per day, researchers at Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab revealed in a blog post.

Blasphemy! Godless malware preys on nearly 90 percent of Android devices

Blasphemy! Godless malware preys on nearly 90 percent of Android devices

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Godless, an emerging mobile malware threat capable of rooting Android phones, has started to adopt the traits of an exploit kit, in that it searches for multiple vulnerabilities through which it can automatically infect a victim.

Virus and Trojan attacks target 1,000+ Androids daily in the UK

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More than 1,000 Android phones are under cyber-attack in the UK each day.

ISIS warns members of fake apps aimed at spying on terrorist group

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Tech-savvy ISIS sent out an alert that an unknown source has released fake Android apps that the terrorist group fears may be used to spy on them.

Android Pay launches in UK; 28% of consumers worried about digital payment security

Android Pay launches in UK; 28% of consumers worried about digital payment security

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Security and payment experts warn that the Google-backed Android Pay UK launch on 18 May is promising, however could be held back by concerns over malware.

Malware-embedded porn apps provoke Android lockscreen attacks

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Android lockscreen malware disguising as porn apps are an increasing concern for IT security analysts who predict a growth in attacks.

Banking Trojan has infected at least 40K Android users worldwide

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Hundreds of different banking Trojans attack Android users, one being Android.SmsSpy.88.origin, which was first spotted in 2014.

Android/Clicker.G malware found in Google Play apps

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Researchers found a series of malicious apps containing Android/Clicker.G on the Google Play store. The campaign targets mobile devices in Russia, but they affect apps that are available globally.

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

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Zscaler researchers spotted an Android infostealer disguised as a Google Chrome update that is capable of terminating antivirus applications and even ending calls.

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

Android messaging apps leaking data through 'surreptitious sharing'

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Vulnerability in Unix-based file permissions exposed passwords, private keys and message histories when users share images and other files.

Android vulnerabilities could allow "easy" root access

Android vulnerabilities could allow "easy" root access

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Google has fixed this latest flaw with Android but Trend Micro warns that fragmentation in the Android ecosystem means hackers can still exploit it.

Are your conversations being recorded to target adverts at you?

Are your conversations being recorded to target adverts at you?

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BBC viewers have been suggesting that their phones had been listening to them then targeting them with adverts related to the things they'd been talking about - so Pen Test Partners checked if it was possible.

Has Google got stagefright regarding OTA Android security updates?

Has Google got stagefright regarding OTA Android security updates?

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Cyber-security experts are urging Google to make its Android operating system updates available over-the-air to decrease the window of opportunity for vulnerability exploitation.

Android antivirus can now pair with a smartwatch

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An updated version of Kaspersky's antivirus internet security product for Android now connects a user's smartphone or tablet that runs the security app with a smartwatch.

Triada trojan on Android devices "complex as Windows malware"

Triada trojan on Android devices "complex as Windows malware"

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Nearly two-thirds of Android phones and tablets susceptible to attacks by the complex Triada Trojan

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