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Android Users Beware: These Top Camera Apps May Secretly Be Spying On You

Here we go again—please don’t install trivial apps from random developers because they seem fun and have tons of downloads on the Play Store. The latest warning has come from

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Latest Android vulnerabilities can brick your phone, control the camera, steal your cash, and more

We’ve discussed the “F” word before when talking about Android, and when it comes to the distribution of the monthly Android security update, fragmentation could be a serious problem for

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Vulnerability in fully patched Android phones under active attack by bank thieves

A vulnerability in millions of fully patched Android phones is being actively exploited by malware that’s designed to drain the bank accounts of infected users, researchers said on Monday. Click

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Google Confirms Play Store Security Threat: Here’s The Fix—But Does It Make You Safer?

Google’s Play Store is not the safe environment it should be. Anyone with even a passing interest in mobile device security will have seen countless stories disclosing the scale of

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Risky transactions on mobile devices increase 138% since 2017

Risky transactions on mobile devices are showing an increase of 138% since 2017, iovation survey of 802 consumers from the United Kingdom and 802 consumers from the United States reveals.“Our

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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