Scam Likely Calls: How to block them?

Since early 90s, scam calls remain a great danger

Have you ever glanced at your phone and seen the caller ID flash “Scam Likely”? Understanding what this alert means, why it appears, and how you can stop these calls is essential for protecting yourself from potential fraud. Here’s everything you need to know about the “Scam Likely” feature. What Does “Scam Likely” Mean? For… Continue reading Scam Likely Calls: How to block them?

Two Android Zero-Day Flaws in Google Pixel Exploited

Google Pixel smartphone owners are advised to update their devices to the latest version as soon as possible.

Google has disclosed that two Android zero-day security vulnerabilities have been detected in its Pixel smartphones. The patch is already available, as Google claimed fixing the flaws in the recent Pixel Update Bulletin. Even worse news is that the flaw is already under exploitation in targeted attacks. Two Android Zero-Day Flaws Exploited in Targeted Attacks… Continue reading Two Android Zero-Day Flaws in Google Pixel Exploited

Xamalicious Trojan Hits Over 327K Android Devices

Android backdoor, Xamalicious, has been discovered, carrying out various malicious actions on infected devices.

A new Android backdoor, dubbed Xamalicious, was discovered by the researchers at the edge of 2023. This malware exhibits potent capabilities to perform malicious actions on infected devices. Malware reportedly exploits Android’s accessibility permissions to gain access to various sources of user data. What is Xamalicious Malware? As I’ve said in the introduction, Xamalicious is… Continue reading Xamalicious Trojan Hits Over 327K Android Devices

Malicious Loan Apps in Play Store Decieved 12M Users

Offering money just now in exchange for your confidential information.

Eighteen malicious loan apps on the Google Play Store, posing as legitimate financial services, have scammed users. They offer high-interest-rate loans while harvesting their personal and financial data for malicious purposes, totaling over 12 million downloads. 18 Malicious Loan Apps Defraud Millions of Android Users Cybersecurity researchers have exposed 18 malicious loan apps on the… Continue reading Malicious Loan Apps in Play Store Decieved 12M Users

SecuriDropper Bypasses Google Play & Android Defenses

SecuriDropper circumvents security, jeopardizing Android devices with malware.

SecuriDropper is a rare example of the Android dropper malware that operates under the dropper-as-a-service (DaaS) model. This malware is raising significant concerns among experts due to its ability to bypass Google’s enhanced security measures and deliver a variety of malicious payloads. What is SecuriDropper Malware? SecuriDropper represents the latest evolution in the ever-changing world… Continue reading SecuriDropper Bypasses Google Play & Android Defenses

Cloud Mining Scams Spread Banking Trojans

Roamer Banking Trojan is implicated in cloud mining scam

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 Malware Mimics VPN, Netflix and Over 60k of Other Apps

Malicious apps on Android use the guise of utilities and popular programs

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

Android Malware With Almost 500M Downloads Resides in Google Play

Malicious SDK found on Google Play endangers millions of Android users

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

ChatGPT Causes New Wave of Fleeceware

If you downloaded the Flashlight app and it asks for a paid subscription, it's fleeceware

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: Millions of Android Devices Contain Malware Right in the Firmware

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