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Zimperium reveals new Android threat 'the Schoolyard Bully'
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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Zimperium has revealed details of a newly discovered Android threat campaign that has been stealing Facebook credentials from unsuspecting users since 2018.
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ESET discovers active campaign targeting Android users
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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phishing
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spyware
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Malicious apps used in this campaign are able to exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages.
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Hands-on review: Asus CM3 Chromebook
Mon, 14th Nov 2022
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gaming
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microsoft
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reviews
Does the Asus 10.5-inch CM3 Chromebook offer a viable alternative to a Windows notebook? TechDay’s Darren Price finds out.
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Bitdefender finds malicious campaign active on Google Play
Fri, 19th Aug 2022
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smartphones
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Bitdefender has released research about a new Google Play campaign that bypasses the storefront's security checks to deliver potentially malicious content and advertisements.
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Global SMS scam uncovered on Google Play Store, promoted on Tik Tok and Instagram
Tue, 2nd Nov 2021
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smartphones
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cybersecurity
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More than 150 premium SMS scam applications have been discovered as part of a campaign dubbed “UltimaSMS” using Instagram and Tik Tok.
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Google adds protection in its fight against bad apps
Fri, 23rd Apr 2021
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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android
Google has introduced a range of new policies to help protect users and guard against bad apps and developers, as it prioritises providing a safe experience to Google Play users and developers.
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ESET uncovers chat app malware spying and stealing user's data
Tue, 14th Jul 2020
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smartphones
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malware
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application security
The Welcome Chat espionage app belongs to a known Android malware family and shares infrastructure with a previously documented espionage campaign named BadPatch, which also targeted the Middle East.
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Check Point catches new form of Joker malware targeting Google Play Store
Tue, 14th Jul 2020
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Check Point researchers have identified malware that is disguised as a legitimate looking Android application and is used to capture user’s information. Known as ‘Joker’, the billing fraud malware is specifically designed to evade Google Play Store protections.
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Developers using Firebase urged to check configuration after leak exposed
Tue, 12th May 2020
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web development
Firebase, a data storage solution for apps, is used by an estimated 30% of all apps on the Google Play store – and data from Comparitech’s study released today indicates that 4.8% of apps using Firebase are ‘not properly secured’.
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Mobile game downloads jump 40% in three years
Tue, 3rd Mar 2020
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smartphones
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gaming
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The market is the single largest revenue source of the entire gaming industry, and downloads have been rising steadily since 2016.
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Addams Family Mystery Mansion now available on Android and iOS
Fri, 11th Oct 2019
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smartphones
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mobile gaming
It's a ‘darkly humorous’ mobile game, in which players must help Morticia and Gomez to reunite their family and refurnish their home.
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New wellness app launches in New Zealand
Tue, 17th Sep 2019
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Blys, a new on-demand wellness app designed to combat everyday stresses, is beginning its international rollout by launching in New Zealand, Auckland.
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The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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"Think about it, unsecured Wi-Fi, spoofing, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware... mobile devices make for the perfect target."
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So you want to build a viral app: Tips from an industry guru
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
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smartphones
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app development
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apm
Plenty of people hope their app will make them rich, but only a few apps ever make it.
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Freeview On Demand now on streaming device
Wed, 12th Jun 2019
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smartphones
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video
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digital entertainment
"Both our On Demand platform and Streaming Device were designed with the viewer at the heart of experience, so combining them was a natural next step."
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Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Wed, 17th Apr 2019
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smartphones
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cybersecurity
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smart home
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
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Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Wed, 20th Feb 2019
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smartphones
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Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
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Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
Tue, 22nd May 2018
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smartphones
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A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
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Parents beware! Malware may be hitchhiking on game apps
Wed, 17th Jan 2018
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smartphones
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malware
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gaming
Check Point researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code hiding on Google Play Store.
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Malicious cryptocurrency miners shift focus to Google Play
Tue, 31st Oct 2017
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smartphones
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Cryptocurrency miners are spreading beyond computer operating systems and on to Android applications through Google Play.
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Android banking Trojan stalks Google Play - again
Wed, 27th Sep 2017
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smartphones
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malware
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It’s a case of déjà vu for one particular Android banking Trojan, which has popped up on Google Play after being removed from the store this year.
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GhostClicker adware infiltrated 300 apps on Google Play
Fri, 18th Aug 2017
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A pervasive auto-clicking adware by the name of GhostClicker has infected as many as 340 apps from Google Play.
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Malicious apps discovered on Google Play - some lurking for more than a year
Tue, 30th May 2017
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Check Point, a security software company, has revealed that their researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play.
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Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play
Wed, 5th Apr 2017
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F11 did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
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