A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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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: Implications of Google Play Protect

Along with the recent release of Google’s new OS Android 8.0 Oreo, they also released a new security suite known as Google Play Protect.

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Play Protect: Android’s new security system is now available

Google Play Protect has just rolled out to Android user devices, further beefing up their security.

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