09 Sep 2021

Google Android Security Update Patches 40 Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, Google released its latest Android Security Bulletin, resolving a total of 40 vulnerabilities. The monthly update consisted of patches for seven flaws rated critical in nature. One of the security bugs tracked as CVE-2021-0687 patched this week affects Andriod 8.1, 9, 10, and 11. The most severe

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06 Aug 2021

Iran-Linked Hackers Expand Arsenal With New Android Backdoor

Charming Kitten, an Iran-backed advanced persistent threat group, has allegedly added a new Android backdoor to its repository. The group has also successfully compromised individuals associated with the Iran reformist movement as of late, according to security researchers at IBM. The group has been active since 2011 and frequently targets

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09 Jul 2021

Android app users targeted with cryptomining scams

More than 170 Android apps, including 25 from Google Play were caught trying to scam people by offering cryptomining services for a fee but failing to return anything. Security firm Lookout said these apps did not get caught for scamming people because they didn’t do anything malicious but acted as

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20 May 2021

Android apps exposed data of millions of users through cloud authentication failures

Check Point Research published a report on Thursday detailing Android apps that contain critical cloud misconfiguration that allow for the potential exposure of data belonging to 100 million users. The report states that 23 popular mobile apps contain a variety of misconfiguration of third-party cloud services, which are widely used

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07 Apr 2021

New wormable Android malware poses as Netflix to hijack WhatsApp sessions

A new variant of Android malware has been discovered by researchers at Check Point, who reported that the mobile malware was discovered in the Google Play Store. The wormable malware has been named FlixOnline and disguises itself as a legitimate Netflix brand application. The app then appears to target the

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19 Mar 2021

Fraudsters jump on Clubhouse hype to push malicious Android app

Popular new app Clubhouse is being impersonated in a campaign pushing a fraudulent and malicious copycat to Andriod users. There is currently no Andriod version of the app, allowing scammers to falsely advertise the fake copy as the new Android version. The app recently gained popularity after Elon Musk tweeted

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11 Feb 2021

Android spyware strains linked to state-sponsored Confucius threat group

On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Lookout reported that they had uncovered evidence linking two malware strains recently targeting Android devices to Confucius, a pro-India state-sponsored hacking group. The two strains, called Hornbill and SunBird, are both forms of Android spyware seemingly focused on compromising the Whatapp messaging platform and stealing the

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10 Feb 2021

Android Devices Hunted by LodaRAT Windows Malware

The LodaRAT has been found targeting Android devices in a new campaign. The malware has historically targeted Windows devices, however, is now being distributed in an ongoing campaign that seeks to spy on victims. The LodaRAT has also been updated, with the more aggressive version spotted by researchers in a

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08 Feb 2021

With one update, this malicious Android app hijacked millions of devices

Google Play has been battling malicious apps for years, and the most recent to sneak into the Play Store has hijacked roughly 10 million devices. The application in question is a popular barcode scanner app that was transformed into malware with one update. The app had been available on the

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01 Feb 2021

Hacker group inserted malware in NoxPlayer Android emulator

A popular Android emulator has been compromised by a mysterious hacking group. A handful of victims across Asia were targeted in a supply chain attack, leaving malware on their device. The attack targeted BigNox, the company that creates NoxPlayer. NoxPlayer emulates Android apps on Windows or macOS desktops. Slovak Security

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