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8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

At eight years old, Android is hugely popular. Both with users and attackers.

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Chat apps leak: Billion app users from OKCupid to Grindr at risk

Nearly a billion users of a dozen chat apps for Android including popular apps such as Instagram, Oovoo, OKCupid and Grindr could be at risk from eavesdroppers and snoopers after University of New Haven researchers found serious data leakage problems.

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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security - but seem to be built to spy on passing cellphone users, according to Popular Science.

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Android security flaw gives bad apps super-powers

A new Android flaw potentially affecting up to 80% of users could leave handsets vulnerable to rogue apps - leapfrogging the defenses used to ensure malicious developers are kept out.

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Android/Simplocker using FBI child-abuse warnings to scare victims into paying $300

Last time we wrote about Android/Simplocker – the first ransomware for Android that actually encrypts user files – we discussed different variants of the malware and various distribution vectors that we’ve observed. Android/Simplocker has proven to be an actual threat in-the-wild in spite of its weaknesses…

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Android bug in most smartphones could let rogue apps run wild

Nearly all Android smartphones contain bugs which can allow rogue apps to ignore the Permissions used to control them, according to German security researchers.

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Android malware: how to keep your device safe from filecoders (and everything else)

When ESET researchers analyzed the first Android ransomware controlled via Tor, it showed how quickly Android malware is evolving to match its PC cousins. Thankfully, sensible use of your device should help keep you safe.

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Android to power Space Station’s “Star Wars” floating robot

No one is too surprised to meet robots on the International Space Station - its Robonaut has posed for dozens of photos with astronauts - but a floating ball with an Android smartphone and multiple cameras aboard may turn heads.

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Spotify breached – but just one mystery user is hacked

Music streaming service Spotify has urged its Android users to upgrade to a new version of the app after “unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data” - but only one, unnamed person fell victim.

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Android “eye spyware” takes photos without users knowing

Android users beware: a loophole in the mobile OS allows apps to take pictures without users knowing and upload them to the internet, a researcher has found.

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Android ransomware

The latest ESET discovery of the first known Android lock-screen-type ransomware that spreads in the wild and sets the phone's PIN lock is examined.

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Ashley Madison

Cheating network Ashley Madison has been hacked, compromising the private details of the service's owners and 37 million users. The site, which has the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.”, was attacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team, which claims to have gained complete access to the company’s databases – including user names, addresses and profiles, as well as company documents, emails and more.

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BlackEnergy

On December 23rd, 2015, around half of the homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine (population around 1.4 million) were left without electricity for a few hours. According to the Ukrainian news media outlet TSN, the cause of the power outage was a “hacker attack” utilizing a “virus”.

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Google Play porn clicker

Google Play porn clicker, described as a large-scale campaign, belong to a single family of malicious apps masquerading as popular games and/or applications. They are designed and systematically modified to bypass Google’s security checks.

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Healthcare IT security

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Linux malware

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Mobile

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Stegano exploit kit

Visiting popular websites and getting infected without any interaction? ESET explains how the stealthy Stegano exploit kit, hiding in the pixels of malicious ads, is capable of performing this dirty job.

Target

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