Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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A week in security (September 17 – 23)

A roundup of the security news from September 17–23, including Android scams, massive WordPress compromises, and high fines for Equifax.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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A week in security (September 3 – 9)

A roundup of the security news from September 3 – 9, including spyware going mainstream, Mac App Store apps stealing and abusing customer data, and Fortnite install concerns.

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Fortnite’s Google Play rebuff sparks security concerns for Android users

We take a look at what’s going with gaming juggernaut Fortnite’s decision to snub the Google Play store, why allowing installs from unknown sources on Android is a bad idea, and what the future might bring if such a setup ever catches on.

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Mobile Menace Monday: FakeGift is the gift that keeps on frustrating

Last spring, we found yet another piece of riskware on Google Play we call Android/PUP.Riskware.FakeGift. FakeGift does exactly what its name implies: gives its users fake gifts that can be redeemed for…absolutely nothing.

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New Android P includes several security improvements

With its release around the corner, we take a close look at the Android P security improvements and how the newest version of Android will better protect the privacy and data of its users.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Adware MobiDash gets stealthy

Adware MobiDash, an ad-displaying nuisance, now comes with some additional stealth features. As a result, these features hide the existence of Adware MobiDash—even when it’s in plain sight.

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Fake Fortnite for Android links found on YouTube

The extremely popular video game Fortnite is coming to Android sometime this summer, and the fanbase is going wild. Not surprisingly, mobile malware developers are taking advantage. Already, there are several videos on YouTube with links claiming to be versions of Fortnite for Android. Spoiler alert: they’re fake.

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Mobile Menace Monday: A race to hidden ads

A bike racing game on Google Play locks users’ screens, displays full-screen ads, and is notoriously difficult to uninstall. It’s no wonder Android game reviewers demand to know how to get rid of it. We show you how.

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