Be careful on Google Play

An often repeated piece of advice given to users of mobile devices says that they should stick to well-reputed, official app stores if they want to avoid malware. But while …

BankBot Trojan found lurking on Google Play

As predicted earlier this year, the leaking of the source code and instructions for creating a potent Android banking Trojan has resulted in a surge of malware based on it. …

Minecraft players get scams instead of mods

Google has recently removed 87 fake Minecraft mods from Google Play, after being notified by researchers about their malicious nature. A partial list of these malicious …

132 compromised apps removed from Google Play

Google has recently removed 132 Android apps from Google Play due to them containing in their local HTML pages hidden iFrames linking to malicious domains. But even though …

Can you trust your Android VPN client?

Do you trust your Android VPN client to keep your data secure and your online browsing private? Perhaps you shouldn’t. A group of researchers has analyzed 283 Android …

DressCode Android malware found in 3,000 apps

When Check Point researchers unearthed more than 40 apps on Google Play (and 400 on third party app stores) infected with the so-called DressCode malware in late October, it …

Bogus Pokémon GO guide app roots Android devices

The popularity of Pokémon GO is apparently on the wane, but there are still more than enough players to make it a good lure for cyber crooks. In fact, fake apps like the …

Gugi banking Trojan outsmarts Android 6 security

A modification of the Gugi banking Trojan that can bypass Android 6 security features designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks. The modified Trojan forces users into …