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Cyber Security Today – Trust still needed in security, cheap phones may mean cheap privacy, dump these Android apps

Trust still needed in security, cheap phones may mean cheap privacy, dump these Android apps. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday September 23rd, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on

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Malicious Android App Makes Double Debut On Google Play

Open-source Android spyware has appeared twice on Google Play. Research conducted by ESET discovered the first known instance of spyware based on the open-source espionage tool AhMyth lurking within a radio app available on

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Protecting iOS and Android applications in a fully automated way

In this Help Net Security podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2019, Dave Belt, Technology Evangelist at Irdeto, and Jaco du Plooy, VP Cloakware at Irdeto, discuss the current threat landscape,

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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores

As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones. Mobile devices – pervasive in the workplace, heavily used, and often

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The privacy risks of pre-installed software on Android devices

 Many pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them.On the one hand, the permission

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Best Android antivirus? The top 11 tools

The following are the 11 best antivirus tools for Android, according to AV-TEST’s November 2018 evaluations of 18 Android security apps. (The AV-TEST Institute is a Germany-based independent service provider

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A simple and secure biometric login for Android 7.0+

FIDO Alliance announced that Android is now FIDO2 Certified, bringing simpler, stronger authentication capabilities to over a billion devices that use this platform every day. With this news, any compatible device

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Businesses believe they should be patching their Android devices more frequently

The use of Android tablets and handhelds are on the rise in business but security remains a concern. On average, 72% of tablets and handheld devices in businesses (excluding mobile

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Attackers repackage popular Android VPN app with Triout malware

Triout malware was first detected in August 2018 which infected Android applications and had spyware capabilities such as recording phone calls and text messages, and more. Recently, the malware was

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Android Malware Steals from PayPal Accounts

What happens when you combine a remotely controlled banking Trojan with an abuse of Android Accessibility services? According to new research from ESET, you get an Android Trojan that steals money from