Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate Google market

New malicious apps appear in Google Play abusing Kotlin, the “safest” official programming language for the Android.

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A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 8 to January 14, including Meltdown and Spectre fallout, apps with naughty ads, and cybercrime surrounding the Winter Olympics.

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A week in security (November 13 – November 19)

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 13 – November 19.

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New Android Trojan malware discovered in Google Play

New Android Trojan malware has been found in Google Play masquerading as multiple apps. We call this malware Android/Trojan.AsiaHitGroup.

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Phony WhatsApp used Unicode to slip under Google’s radar

After a troubling week for Google not so long ago, the company is under the spotlight once more for missing a phony Whatsapp that, after further investigation by several members of Reddit, was found laden with adware.

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More trouble in Google Play land

After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found capable of adding affected mobile devices to a botnet.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WannaCry Scanner

With all the buzz around the PC ransomware WannaCry, it’s no surprise that a fake antivirus (FakeAV) has emerged on Google Play.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Preinstalled adware and sometimes worse

BLU manufactured mobile devices have been discovered with preinstalled adware known as Android/Adware.YeMobi.

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Always read the EULAAARGH: Part 1

Part one of two blogs covering a talk given at IRISSCON in November 2016. How much do you really know about EULAs and Privacy Policies?

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Mobile Menace Monday: beware of monitoring apps

We mobile researchers sometimes classify apps in order to warn users of its presence because of its potential harm, but leave it up to the users’ discretion to remove. This is the case when it comes to a subcategory of PUPs called monitors. Monitoring apps are those that can be great tools if you lose your phone, but could also be easily used to spy on an unsuspecting target.

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