Using DroidJack to spy on an Android? Expect a visit from the police

Law enforcement agencies across Europe have searched homes this week, as part of an international crackdown against users of a notorious piece of Android malware known as DroidJack.

LTE vulnerabilities puts Android devices at risk of attack

Vulnerabilities that have been found in LTE networks leave Android devices open to a DDoS attack, according to the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University.

Android AdDisplay using anti-bouncer technique

In order to help make Google Play a safer place for Android users, ESET continues to monitor the official Android app market for malicious or potentially unwanted applications.

7 years of Android: A painful journey to world dominance

Exactly seven years ago to the day (September 23rd), after much speculation, Google finally lifted the lid on its secret project, one which would go onto change the mobile world.

Android trojan drops in, despite Google’s Bouncer

ESET recently discovered an interesting stealth attack on Android users, an app that is a regular game but with an interesting addition: the application was bundled with another application.

Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA

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.

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities, allowing for remote code execution and arbitrary reading and writing of files.

Are you still vulnerable to Stagefright? Get your Android device checked now

Security researchers found a vulnerability in Android that could allow attackers to steal information from smartphones through remotely executed code via a crafted MMS. According to them up to 950 million devices could be vulnerable.

Porn clicker keeps infecting apps on Google Play

A recently identified trojan porn clicker is still infecting apps on Google Play.

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

Google to add permission controls in upcoming Android M

At the Google I/O event in San Francisco, the company announced a number of changes to its Android mobile operating system, including the option to deny any app individual permissions.

ESET uncovers another porn clicker on Google Play

Porn clickers pretending to be the the Dubsmash application have found their way back onto Google Play, a month after being removed.

Android apps track your location every three minutes, says Carnegie Mellon study

A Carnegie Mellon University study has discovered that a selection of Android apps collect location data on their users on average every three minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

9-year-old cybersecurity expert hacks Android smartphone in minutes

Wondering how secure your Android smartphone is? Well, a 9-year-old cybersecurity expert has demonstrated how hackers could steal contacts, call logs and messages within just 15 minutes.

Android Wi-Fi Direct bug means hackers can reboot your device

A vulnerability in Android’s Wi-Fi Direct functionality has been uncovered by security researchers.

‘Critical Security Updates’ cancelled for 939 million Android users

Google has revealed that Android smartphones and tablets running versions of the software released before 4.3 (Jellybean) will no longer be given official updates to an important part of the software

Yik Yak – what security-conscious users need to know

It’s billed as the hottest new messaging app on the planet, and it’s rocketed into the top ten in the U.S. in just a year. But how safe are you on Yik Yak?

Android scam: Firms fined over $500,000 for malicious apps’ hidden subscriptions

Three UK firms have been fined over $500,000 for a scam that involved Android apps signing up to a subscription service, and suppressing notifications informing the victim they were being charged, according to The Guardian.

Microsoft issues rapid fix to GroupMe exploit

iOS and Android messaging app GroupMe has had a possible vulnerability fixed quickly by Microsoft, according to The Register. There was no evidence to suggest any cybercriminals had been able to exploit the flaw before it was patched.

Wearable tech and security – can watches help?

So far, wearable tech has been of interest mainly to fitness fiends – but a new generation of hi-tech wearables comes armed with built-in scanners, biometrics and even ‘three-factor security’. Can a watch really keep secrets?

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