Mobile Menace Monday: Is Fuchsia OS the end of Android?

The next major Android version will be Android Q and not Android 9.1 Pie. In parallel, Google is also developing a new operating system based on its own microkernel called Fuchsia. Will this be the OS that replaces Android? Read on to find out.

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Mobile Menace Monday: top five scariest mobile threats

In the spirit of this upcoming Halloween season, we thought we’d provide you with a list of the top five scariest mobile threats in our book.

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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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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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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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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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Mobile Menace Monday: re-emergence of a fake Android AV

Way back in early 2013, a new antivirus (AV) company emerged into the mobile security software industry that had everyone perplexed. It seemed like a fake Android AV, but received certification by a reputable AV testing organization! Now, five years later, it’s back. Here’s why you shouldn’t trust it.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WhatsApp can steal info from your phone

WhatsApp Plus has the potential to steal information, as it is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake Whatsapp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.

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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: Facebook Lite infected with Spy FakePlay

A lite version of the popular mobile app Facebook has been infected with Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay.

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