Android malware

Fake Amazon gift cards offer only malware to Android devices

Fake Amazon gift cards are being sent to Android devices via text message, but it’s malware not discounts that is being spread among the recipients.

UPDATED: Simplocker ransomware: New variants spread by Android downloader apps

ESET LiveGrid® telemetry has indicated several new infection vectors used by Android/Simplocker. The “typical” ones revolve around internet porn, or popular games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Android malware worm catches unwary users

An interesting new piece of Android malware has been spotted this week. The threat, detected by ESET security products as Android/Samsapo.A, uses a technique typical of computer worms to spread itself.

CarrierIQ-style data gathering law to require mandatory notification/opt-in?

As legislators grapple with increasingly vocal smartphone owners concerned with privacy, a new Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives aims to require mandatory consumer consent prior to allowing the collection or transfer of data on such devices. You may recall that a company called CarrierIQ recently became the center of attention after a user

Androids and Gingerbread Men

…all the relevant malware they’ve seen uses exploits that are restricted to Android OS 2.2 and below…

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