Items tagged with Android

An Android Banking Trojan with an already extensive toolkit recently gained a ransomware module. While banking malware is an all too prevalent a threat for mobile devices, ransomware isn’t a technique commonly deployed against mobile devices, making this particular piece of malware notable. Banking trojans come in the... Read more...
It has been almost two years since Motorola released a foldable Razr phone, and flip phone fans in most of the world will have to wait a bit longer. Moto has finally unveiled the 2022 Razr foldable, but it has only been announced for China, where it will retail for just 5,999 CNY, or about $900 USD—that's several... Read more...
There is widespread concern over the amount of personal data siphoned off by Google, Facebook, and other big tech companies, but that's nothing compared to what your mobile carrier knows. A startup called Invisiv aims to address that with a new beta of its mobile data service. With Pretty Good Phone Privacy (PGPP)... Read more...
You now have more time to get rid of that embarrassing WhatsApp message you sent while tipsy in the middle of the night. The popular messaging app is allowing users more than just one hour to delete a regrettable message. Most all of us have hit send on a message to someone, only to regret it moments it later... Read more...
OnePlus exploded on the scene in 2014 talking smack about the big boys and promising to help its customers "Never Settle." In the same way the "Don't be evil" slogan has come back to haunt Google, OnePlus fans have delighted in calling out the OEM for settling on numerous occasions. Get ready for another round of jokes because the new OnePlus... Read more...
It is widely expected that Google will launch its next flagship smartphones sometime in October, as it will have been a year since the search giant released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Now, a Google Pixel leaker with an unrivaled track record has ‘confirmed’ the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are set to be launched with pre-orders open from Thursday, Read more...
Google is engaged in a never ending game of cat and mouse with threat actors on its Play Store who employ different techniques to sneak malware-ridden apps onto the app store. We fairly regularly write about newly discovered batches of malicious apps that went unrecognized as such long enough to infect hundreds of... Read more...
According to some users of Google's latest, affordably-priced flagship Android smartphone, the Pixel 6a, the device's biometric security isn't exactly secure, and that is a big problem. The Google Pixel 6a was just released on July 28th to the masses, retailing in the US for $449. Compared to its bigger brethren... Read more...
Google has some new policies for developers when it comes to the Google Play Store that target bothersome ads, copycat apps, and more. The company says the policies will take effect at different times in order to give developers plenty of time to adjust. Malicious Android apps infecting mobile devices have littered... Read more...
It seems these days that security researchers are sounding the alarm on malicious Androids apps in Google Play at an alarming rate. So it goes again with a fresh reporting highlighting over two dozen Android apps packaged with malware, and which have collectively been downloaded and installed 10 million times. Suffice... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service is adding support for smooth 120fps mobile gaming to a much wider range of Android devices. However, there are a couple of requirements that you will need to meet in order to get that type of performance. Mobile gaming has been growing in popularity, as more and more... Read more...
Time and again, we're reminded that even when installing Android apps directly from Google's Play Store, contracting a malware infection is still possible. It's still the safest route (versus venturing off elsewhere and/or sideloading), but still not foolproof. Case in point, a security researcher has sounded the... Read more...
Last month, we wrote about malicious Android apps containing a trojan that researchers have dubbed “SMSFactory.” This bit of malware exists to infect Android phones and conduct SMS billing fraud. SMSFactory uses SMS and phone permissions to regularly send premium text messages and make calls to premium numbers... Read more...
Google has agreed to terms with Android developers to settle a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of using methods to divert most payments through its Google Play billing system with a default service fee of 30%. The company has agreed to pay $90 million in order to settle the legal battle. In a blog post, Google... Read more...
Malicious software, commonly known as malware, is one of many threats to both cybersecurity and privacy. Cybercriminals can distribute malware to achieve a number of different goals, including siphoning funds from cryptocurrency wallets, stealing login credentials, or establishing botnets. However, cybercriminals... Read more...
It seems that Nothing will be focusing its first smartphone launch in home markets, which will include the UK and Europe. This also means those in the United States and Canada will be seeing, well nothing (but not Nothing) for now. Carl Pei has been touting his Nothing phone as the top alternative to Apple's... Read more...
There are millions of Android apps in Google Play, and while there are safeguards in place to keep malicious ones from sneaking in, a few bad apples inevitably creep through the door. When that happens, millions of devices can end up infected. A recent security report called attention to a handful of them that have... Read more...
It appears OnePlus could launch its third flagship phone of 2022, the OnePlus 10/10T. The third addition is rumored to fall somewhere in between the already released OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus 10 Pro launched earlier this year as a solid Android flagship with excellent performance and killer camera... Read more...
Razer has introduced a new and improved version of its Kishi mobile controller with a sleeker design and some key upgrades. For the time being, the Kishi V2 is only available for Android phones, though Razer says it plans to launch a version for iPhone devices sometime this fall (an exact date has not yet been... Read more...
Last week, security researchers published a report showing that the rate at which trojans infect mobile devices has been accelerating over the past few quarters. Trojans are a form of malware disguised as applications that users might want to install. Victims of trojans effectively invite malware onto their devices... Read more...
Earlier this week, we covered a report that claimed mobile device trojans are on the rise. Trojans are a specific kind of malware that infect victims’ devices by pretending to be legitimate and trustworthy applications. Unfortunately, trojans sometimes mange to sneak their way into the Google Play Store and infect... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment is sticking to its story that, officially, Diablo Immortal is still launching on June 2 (tomorrow) on mobile. The hell with that, though—you can head over to Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store and download the game to your Android or iOS device and play it, for free, right this very... Read more...
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