Category Archives: Android

Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices

Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall.

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Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth attack vector, dubbed ‘BlueBorne’, leaves billions of smart Bluetooth devices open to attack including Android and Apple phones and millions more Linux-based smart devices.

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Tor Project Brings Security Slider Feature to Android App Orfox

Tor Project developers recently bolstered Orfox, a Tor Browser for Android devices, to help privacy-conscious mobile browsers better customize their security.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.

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Anonymous Messaging App Sarahah to Halt Collection of User Data With Next Update

The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.

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Mexican Journalists, Lawyers Focus of Government Spyware

Dozens of Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a child, were hit with Pegasus, commercially-produced spyware, as part of a campaign believed to be carried out by the nation’s government.

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Google Removes Rooting Trojan Dvmap From Play Store

Google removed a rooting an Android Trojan called Dvmap from Google Play that injects malicious code into an infected device’s system library.

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