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ExpensiveWall is the Latest Type of Malware Spotted in the Play Store

Google puts a lot of work into making sure our smartphones, tablets, wearables and set-top boxes are as secure as possible. But it's virtually impossible for any software platform to stay 100% secure and this is especially true when it's used by 80% of the global smartphone market. We've seen the Play Store hit with...

Report: Researchers Find an Average of ~8,400 Pieces of Android Malware Every Day

Being the most dominant platform in any market means there are going to be a lot of malicious actors targeting Android with malware. We've seen this happen with Windows over the years, and now more people are targeting Android than ever before due to how many people are using it. Some reports peg Android's global...

Security Analysts Identify a Trojan that Quietly Purchase Apps, a Rootkit that takes over your Device, and Ransomware that Locks your Device

For the average user on our forums, you are probably safe from most malicious threats to your device. After all, you are more likely to be running on the latest Android version with the latest security patches thanks to the effort of developers on our forums. Furthermore, you are likely more conscious of what permissions...

Gooligan Malware Compromises More than a Million Google Accounts on Android

Security is an important aspect of Android. Due to the sheer number and variety of devices, making an OS flexible enough to run on all hardware choices and fulfill varied customer needs, while still maintaining bullet-proof security, is a very difficult task. While Google is hard at work enhancing the overall security of Android, new vulnerabilities...

Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps on Devices

In the recent past, we witnessed quite a few acts of OEMs messing with devices to achieve various goals, such as increasing benchmark results. We also heard about manufacturers and carriers adding tracing software to their devices, in order to collect data about how the device performs, statistics about voice and data connectivity between the device and...