Who is to blame for the malicious Barcode Scanner that got on the Google Play store?

LavaBird claims it was not them who is responsible for uploading malicious versions of Barcode Scanner, but an account named The space team.

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Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update

In a single update, a popular barcode scanner app that had been on Google Play for years turned into malware.

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A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

In this week in security (November 9 – November 15), we look at RegretLocker, the future of IoT cybersecurity, and far more.

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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Android Trojan xHelper uses persistent re-infection tactics: here’s how to remove

A new variant of the Android Trojan xHelper re-infects just hours after removal—and with the help of Google PLAY?! A forum user helps us investigate.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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Stealthy new Android malware poses as ad blocker, serves up ads instead

Since its discovery less than a month ago, a stealthy new Android malware has already been detected on over 500 devices, and it’s on the rise. Learn how this clever threat pretends to be an ad blocker and then hides itself on mobile devices, all while serving up tons of ads.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Android Trojan raises xHelper

Since its introduction in May 2019, the xHelper dropper, an Android Trojan, has climbed to our top 10 list of most detected mobile malware.

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