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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A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of October 28 – November 3, including cyberattacks against SMBs, the Internet’s 50th birthday, stalkerware, donation scams, and more.

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300 shades of gray: a look into free mobile VPN apps

Mobile VPN apps are one of the best tools for protecting user privacy. Unfortunately, a notable number of are deemed unsafe. Read on to find out how to assess the best mobile VPN for you.

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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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A week in security (August 12 – 18)

A roundup of the most interesting cybersecurity news stories from August 12 to 18, including a deep dive into facial recognition technology, swatting dangers, social engineering attacks on cities, and more.

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises

The Android Q operating system is being developed with privacy and security in mind. We take a look at both, examining new features intended for giving users better control of their devices and data.

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Parental monitoring apps: How do they differ from stalkerware?

What are the differences between stalkerware apps and parental monitoring apps? What is an “acceptable” or “safe” parental monitoring app? And how can a parent know whether they’re downloading a “legitimate” parental monitoring app or instead a stalkerware app merely disguised as a tool for parents?

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A week in security (July 8 – 14)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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Fake jquery campaign leads to malvertising and ad fraud schemes

We look for answers in a long-running and yet mysterious malware campaign that has compromised thousands of websites to date.

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