It’s no secret that cybercriminals are increasingly using mobile platforms as an attack vector lately. One example is a new Android malware. It spreads through fake cloud mining scams services and targets cryptocurrency wallets and online banking apps. Analysts dubbed this banking trojan as Roamer, though hackers may use different other malware for such attacks.… Continue reading Cloud Mining Scams Spread Banking Trojans
Android is an open operating system. This is an advantage and a disadvantage. Cybersecurity technology experts recently discovered a widespread Android malware campaign. And given the scale of this campaign, it looks likely that it has been fully automated. A few words about Android malware As we know, the Android operating system is based on… Continue reading Android Malware Mimics VPN, Netflix and Over 60k of Other Apps
Millions of Android users may be at risk of a cyberattack because of Android malware, and multiple modifications on Google Play. In a recent blog post, Dr. Web reported that the trojan module, “Android.Spy.SpinOk,”. The module distributes via a marketing software development kit (SDK) on 101 Google Play applications, with over 421,290,300 downloads. How does… Continue reading Android Malware With Almost 500M Downloads Resides in Google Play
Artificial intelligence is one of the most significant advances in technology. It is used in one way or another everywhere, from voice input recognition on your smartphone to autopilot systems in cars. But the latest development in the industry – the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has caused a stir even to the point that… Continue reading ChatGPT Causes New Wave of Fleeceware
Trend Micro analysts presented an interesting report at the Black Hat Asia conference: according to their information, millions of Android devices around the world have malware directly embedded in their firmware and are infected with it before they leave the factory where they were produced. Basically, we are talking about cheap Android mobile phones, but… Continue reading Trend Micro: Millions of Android Devices Contain Malware Right in the Firmware
These days, the smartphone is more than just a means of communication. Every day we use it to communicate with friends and family, message social networks, browse the web. There are also more specific tasks – accessing our bank account, online shopping, taking photos and videos, streaming, and much more. Your smartphone is the key… Continue reading Five Easy Smartphone Security Tips to Keep It Safe From Hackers
A group of scientists from five American universities has developed a side-channel EarSpy attack that can be used to eavesdrop on Android devices: recognize the gender and identity of the caller, and also partially parse the contents of the conversation. Eavesdrop can be carried out using motion sensors that are able to capture the reverberation… Continue reading Android Devices Can Be Monitored Using Motion Sensors
Android malware is a common name for all malicious software present in Android. This OS appears not only on phones but also on a vast majority of IoT devices. Things like smart fridges, irons, coffee machines, and microwave ovens run Android as well and are vulnerable to the same malicious programs. What is Android malware,… Continue reading Android Malware. Is Malware on Android Phone Possible?
Fraudsters develop various methods to penetrate the property of others, so there are different types of attacks and threats. In this article, we will look at what spyware and stalkerware are, their differences, and how to avoid these programs penetrating your device. What is Spyware? Spyware is well known to the public, whereas stalkerware is… Continue reading Spyware vs. Stalkerware: What’s the difference?
Google Reveals An Italian Company to Sell Android and iOS Spyware to Governments In its blog, Google has published a report revealing that multiple companies have been crafting and selling spyware exploiting mobile devices’ zero-day vulnerabilities discovered by Google specialists last year. The post includes code fragments from the disputed malware. Over 30 companies turned… Continue reading Google Report Companies Creating Mobile Spyware for Governments