Security News

Android users can now disable 2G to block Stingray attacks
2022-01-13 21:56

Google has finally rolled out an option on Android allowing users to disable 2G connections, which come with a host of privacy and security problems exploited by cell-site simulators. While Google has given Android users the option not to allow 2G cellular connections on their device, the setting is turned on by default.

Firefox Focus now blocks cross-site tracking on Android devices
2022-01-11 20:42

Mozilla's Firefox Focus web browser can now protect Android users against cross-site tracking while browsing the Internet by preventing cookies from being used for advertising and monitoring your activity. "We're bringing it to Firefox Focus on Android, our simple, privacy by default companion app. Firefox Focus on Android will be the first Firefox mobile browser to have Total Cookie Protection," Mozilla said today.

Riskware Android streaming apps found on Samsung's Galaxy store
2021-12-28 16:38

Samsung's official Android app store, called the Galaxy Store, has had an infiltration of riskware apps that triggered multiple Play Protect warnings on people's devices. Scammers bet on the popularity of the pirate app, and indeed their cloned apps enjoyed a welcoming reception by the Samsung user community.

New Android Malware Targeting Brazil's Itaú Unibanco Bank Customers
2021-12-27 04:11

Researchers have discovered a new Android banking malware that targets Brazil's Itaú Unibanco with the help of lookalike Google Play Store pages to carry out fraudulent financial transactions on victim devices without their knowledge. "The has created a fake Google Play Store page and hosted the malware that targets Itaú Unibanco on it under the name 'sincronizador.apk.'".

New Android Malware Targeting Brazil's Itaú Unibanco Bank Customers
2021-12-27 00:07

Researchers have discovered a new Android banking malware that targets Brazil's Itaú Unibanco with the help of lookalike Google Play Store pages to carry out fraudulent financial transactions on victim devices without their knowledge. "The has created a fake Google Play Store page and hosted the malware that targets Itaú Unibanco on it under the name 'sincronizador.apk.'".

Android banking trojan spreads via fake Google Play Store page
2021-12-24 15:27

The actors have set up a page that looks very close to Android's official Google Play app store to trick visitors into thinking they are installing the app from a trustworthy service. The malware pretends to be the official banking app for Itaú Unibanco and features the same icon as the legitimate app.

Over 500,000 Android Users Downloaded a New Joker Malware App from Play Store
2021-12-19 23:47

A malicious Android app with more than 500,000 downloads from the Google Play app store has been found hosting malware that stealthily exfiltrates users' contact lists to an attacker-controlled server and signs up users to unwanted paid premium subscriptions without their knowledge. The latest Joker malware was found in a messaging-focused app named Color Message, which has since been removed from the official app marketplace.

Anubis Android malware returns to target 394 financial apps
2021-12-14 16:25

The Anubis Android banking malware is now targeting the customers of nearly 400 financial institutions in a new malware campaign. The threat actors target financial institutions, cryptocurrency wallets, and virtual payment platforms by impersonating an Orange S.A. Android app that attempts to steal login credentials.

Android malware infected more than 300,000 devices with banking trojans
2021-12-08 23:23

The initial apps in Google Play were safe, but the creators found a way around the Play Store's protections to install malware on Android users' devices. A November report from ThreatFabric revealed that more than 300,000 Android users unknowingly downloaded malware with banking trojan capabilities, and that it bypassed the Google Play Store restrictions.

Fake support agents call victims to install Android banking malware
2021-12-03 17:40

The BRATA Android remote access trojan has been spotted in Italy, with threat actors calling victims of SMS attacks to steal their online banking credentials. The Italian campaign was first spotted in June 2021, delivering multiple Android apps through SMS phishing, otherwise known as smishing.