Spyware vs. Stalkerware: What’s the difference?

Spyware and stalkerware are a real menace to your personal information

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 Report Companies Creating Mobile Spyware for Governments

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

Critical Vulnerability in UNISOC Devices Patched

UNISOC-chip Android Phones are Vulnerable to Remote Modem-Targeting Attacks In May 2022, the UNISOC company was informed by Check Point Research specialists about a critical vulnerability present in UNISOC chipset devices. The flaw was confirmed by the manufacturer and patched. The vulnerability revelation happened after reverse-engineering of UNISOC LTE protocols (long-term evolution, wireless connection standard… Continue reading Critical Vulnerability in UNISOC Devices Patched

Microsoft Experts Found Vulnerabilities in Pre-Installed Android Applications

Microsoft experts have found four serious vulnerabilities in pre-installed Android applications, namely in the framework used by Android applications of several major international mobile service providers. Vulnerabilities were discovered in the platform of mce Systems, an Israeli company that provides software for mobile operators. Let me remind you that we also wrote that About 8%… Continue reading Microsoft Experts Found Vulnerabilities in Pre-Installed Android Applications

Google Replaces APK with Android App Bundle Format

Google developers announced that since August 2021, all new applications downloaded to the Google Play Store will have to use the new Android App Bundles (AAB) format, instead of the familiar APK (Android PacKage) that has been used in Android since 2008. The company explains that AAB is a more versatile, “batch” format that will… Continue reading Google Replaces APK with Android App Bundle Format

In LastPass for Android found seven built-in trackers

German cybersecurity expert Mike Kuketz noticed that the LastPass Android app has seven trackers that monitor users. The researcher builds his findings on the report of the non-profit organization Exodus, which is described as an initiative “led by hacktivists, the goal of which is to help people understand the problems of tracking in Android applications.”… Continue reading In LastPass for Android found seven built-in trackers

Hackers infected the Android emulator NoxPlayer with malware

UPDATE: BigNox contacted us and said that they “contacted cybersecurity firm ESET to determine the root cause of the issue,” and at this point “fixed all issues.” ESET has released an update to the article stating that hackers have infected the android NoxPlayer emulator with malware, and we are also adding following information: “BigNox stated… Continue reading Hackers infected the Android emulator NoxPlayer with malware

Google experts exposed sophisticated hacking campaign against Windows and Android users

Google published a large report detailing how they exposed a sophisticated hacking campaign that was discovered back in early 2020. The campaign targeted Android and Windows users, and attackers exploited for attacks four zero-day vulnerabilities. The researchers say the attacks they discovered were carried out from two exploit servers (one for Android, the other for… Continue reading Google experts exposed sophisticated hacking campaign against Windows and Android users

About 8% of apps in the Google Play Store are vulnerable to a bug in the Play Core library

Check Point experts warned that developers of many popular Android applications forgot to make an important update and now their product is vulnerable to a bug in the Play Core library. So, according to the company, about 8% of all applications in the Google Play Store use old and unsafe versions of the Play Core… Continue reading About 8% of apps in the Google Play Store are vulnerable to a bug in the Play Core library

More than 40% of Android users are at risk of cyberattacks

According to a study by Which company, more than 40% of active Android users around the world use OS version 6.0 or earlier. Therefore, they will not receive security updates and are at risk of cyberattacks. One of the main complaints about the Android mobile operating system has always been related to the lack of… Continue reading More than 40% of Android users are at risk of cyberattacks