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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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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Mobile Menace Monday: AndroRAT Evolved

An increasing amount of mobile malware known as Android/Trojan.AndroRAT has been seen in the wild lately.  AndroRAT is a contraction of Android and RAT (Remote Access Tool).  This piece of malware is far from new, but has gradually become more evolved over the years. AndroRAT History As the story goes (according to its GitHub page),…

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Mobile menace monday: safe practices with your mobile device

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and who wouldn’t be excited about receiving a brand new mobile device! Before you start loading your new device with various apps, we shared in this post several safe practices to make sure your holidays stay malware-free.

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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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