Category: Android

  • Google Patched Hundreds of Android Security Flaws in March Update

    Google is busy in updating its Android OS with the third and probably the largest security patch update that the company will be releasing this year. March 2017 Android update offer fixes for around 105 security vulnerabilities. This marks a whopping increment in the number of identified security flaws since when Google released a patch […]

  • Hundreds of Android Apps on Google Play Store Infected with Windows Malware

    Android apps have always remained an easy target of exploitation primarily because of the high number of Android users across the globe. In the latest research analysis from security firm Palo Alto Networks, it was revealed that around 132 Android apps on Google Play store contain malicious coding. This could be due to the use of infected computers by […]

  • Android Banking Trojan Marcher Infects Devices to Steal Payment Cards

    Cyber-security researchers at Securify, a Dutch security firm, have been evaluating the Marcher Android banking Trojan for the past six months. They have come to the conclusion that Marcher has been there since 2013 and its attacking tactics have been evolving since then. Until now, the Trojan has managed to infect thousands of Android devices […]

  • Fake Netflix, WhatsApp, Facebook Android Apps Contain SpyNote RAT

    Cyber criminals prefer targeting Android devices due to its open-source model which means the source code is freely available for anyone to see and use. Lately, there has been an increase in third party apps for Android users but these apps come with a hefty price. Recently, the IT Security researchers at Zscaler identified some fake […]

  • 38% of Android VPN Apps on Google Play Store Plagued with Malware

    Downloading an application means that you are allowing the software open access to your mobile phone and all the data that is stored on it. Many a time, these applications are used for spying purposes by an individual or state-sponsored group of hackers. The criticism received by ZTE and Huawei for collecting and sending data to China shows how these […]

  • Malicious “Charger Ransomware” App Discovered on Google Play Store

    CheckPoint, a renowned security firm, has discovered that at least one app on Google Play Store is infected with Charger Malware. Charger malware is technically ransomware because the app managed to steal contacts and messages/SMS data from the infected device and then gains admin permissions to lock the device so that victim cannot use it. […]

  • HummingWhale Malware infected Android Apps Downloaded Millions of Times

    CheckPoint security firm has detected a presence of the notorious HummingWhale malware in 20 Android apps, which are quite commonly used by Android users since these have been downloaded millions of times (approx. 2 to 12 million). According to the analysis of CheckPoint, back in 2016, there was a version of HummingWhale malware called HummingBad that […]

  • New Malware Poses as Android Client to Infect Wi-Fi Networks and Hijack DNS

    Android users are always at the target of malicious threat actors. Now, there is a new Android-based Trojan discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers known as Switcher Trojan because of its ability to firstly infect the device’s Wi-Fi routers and then switch users of that infected network to various infected sites. This means, the Trojan doesn’t directly […]

  • LG Smart TV Screen Bricked After Android Ransomware Infection

    A ransomware infecting a Television should not be surprising for the readers since security researchers have already identified Android-based TV sets are vulnerable to such attacks, but the below-mentioned incident is somewhat brutal. About two days ago a Twitter user going by the handle of @DarrenCauthon shared a picture with the public showing that an LG smart TV […]

  • Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller Hacked to Run on iOS

    Genius researcher Ups the Game for Social Engineers by Getting Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller to run on the Incompatible iOS Platform. Conducting data breach is old school skill now- hacking a gadget and making it run on an incompatible platform is the real deal. Infecting a system and carrying out hack attacks is no […]

  • Beware: Android Super Mario Run is Actually Malware; Don’t Download It

    Super Mario game is loved by all, elders, adults and young ones alike. The game has been released on iOS but not on Android OS, yet. Android device owners have been waiting anxiously for the game to be released so that they could enjoy it while on the go. We do know that android users […]

  • Tordow Banking Trojan – A Grave Threat for Android Users

    Just a couple of weeks ago we reported about “Gooligan” attack affecting millions of Android devices worldwide. Now, Comodo Threat Research Labs have identified a new malware Tordow v2.0 which is the first mobile banking Trojan created specifically for Android devices affecting users in Russia. It has become a serious threat for Android users because […]

  • Low-cost Android Smartphones Shipped with Malicious Firmware

    Security researchers at Dr.Web, a Russia-based antivirus developer firm, have identified various cheap Android brands are being shipped with a malware in their firmware that lets cybercriminals secretly collects data and performs a variety of other irritating steps such as showing different ads on the activated applications and downloading unrequired APK files on the infected device. It […]

  • You can Download Music, Videos, Webpages and View them Offline with Chrome 55 for Android

    Google always bring exciting products and features. Recently, the Internet giant announced that next Google Chrome update for PC will make it consume less RAM. The company also added alerts against visiting malicious sites, fake play, close, download buttons and misleading ads to tackle spam. Now, after making YouTube and GoogleMaps accessible in offline mode the official […]

  • Chinese Android Smartphones Sending Data to China through Secret Software

    A mobile security firm Kryptowire has discovered that Thousands of China made low-priced Android phones contain malicious software that are sending users’ personal data back to China. China-made smartphones are so much in demand especially the Android phones manufactured by firms like ZTE and Huawei. Android phones are always the preferred choice of over 80% smartphone […]

  • WindTalker Attack Leaks User Data Using Smartphone’s WiFi Signals

    Researchers have identified an attack known as WindTalker that leaks password, PINs and keystrokes using your smartphone’s WiFi signals. In a combined research conducted by researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston and University of South Florida, it has been identified that our smartphones’ Wi-Fi signals can expose critically important private […]

  • Over 300k Android Devices Infected with Banking Trojan

    Banking Trojans usually look for and exploit unidentified or overlooked vulnerabilities in web browsers. That’s because web browsers let these trojans infect a larger number of devices by expanding their exposure across the globe. The same has happened in this particular case where an Android banking Trojan codenamed as Svpeng used Chrome browser’s vulnerability to […]

  • Fake Android Flash Player App Malware Targeting Banks, Social Media

    A new Android banking Trojan has surfaced and gripped the entire banking industry across the US and Europe by appearing as a Flash Player App. The Trojan has already targeted the customers of around 94 major banking and financial apps in US and Europe including Santander, Coinbase, American Express, PayPal, Deutsche Bank, Credit Karma and […]

  • Hackers Earn $215,000 for Hacking Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S

    Tencent Keen Security Lab Team Hackers Win $215,000 for Infecting a Fully Updated and Patched Nexus 6P. Challenging White Hat Hackers through competitions and bounties for identifying potentially harmful security flaws in latest or upcoming devices is currently the hot trend in the digital world. It is rather interesting to let security teams work hard and […]