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Android
Google will remove apps that misuse Android Accessibility Services from Google Play

Android app developers whose offerings implement Accessibility Services for reasons other that helping users with disabilities use their apps have less then 30 days to switch …

Lovense
Teledildonics maker Lovense fixes bug to delete recordings of user sessions from phones

Late last week, a Reddit user took to the popular discussion site to reveal that the app that is used to control remote control sex toys made by Lovense “seems to be …

Android
Cryptocurrency-mining script planted in apps on Google Play

Coinhive’s cryptocurrency-mining script has found its way into mobile apps offered on Google Play. Trend Micro researchers have spotted two apps that have been equipped …

Pixie
Camera-based, single-step two-factor authentication resilient to pictionary, shoulder surfing attacks

A group of researchers from Florida International University and Bloomberg LP have created Pixie, a camera-based two-factor authentication system that could end up being a …

Google Play
Beware fake Android cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

Two phishing apps that were made to look like the official app of popular cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex have been booted off Google Play after ESET researchers notified …

Google
Google wants bug hunters to probe popular Android apps for bugs

Google has started another bug bounty initiative: the Google Play Security Reward Program. While the name of the program might suggest that bug hunters will be after …

Android malware
Millions download botnet-building malware from Google Play

Researchers have discovered a new batch of malicious apps on Google Play, some of which have been downloaded and installed on some 2.6 million devices. The apps’ …

Android
Android DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts data, changes device PIN

A new piece of ransomware is targeting Android users. Dubbed DoubleLocker, it both encrypts users’ files and changes the device’s PIN. About DoubleLocker Lukáš …

apps
Top blacklisted Android and iOS apps by enterprises

Enterprises blacklist apps for a range of security concerns, including specific malicious or data leakage behaviors, security policy compliance and concerns about shadow data …

DJI drone
DJI launches privacy mode for drone operators

DJI launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, in order to provide enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and …

Phone unlock pattern
Android unlock patterns are a boon for shoulder surfing attackers

The “swiping” unlock patterns typical for Android devices are considerably easier for attackers to discern than PIN combinations. In fact, after only one …

Bluetooth
Billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices vulnerable to new airborne attacks

Eight zero-day vulnerabilities affecting the Android, Windows, Linux and iOS implementations of Bluetooth can be exploited by attackers to extract information from, execute …

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