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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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smart home
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breach prevention
Peel Smart Remote app linked to privacy breach; update urgently.
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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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Report: 24,000 Android apps violate privacy by misusing Advertising ID, despite Google policies.
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Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
Tue, 22nd May 2018
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casb
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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malware
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gaming
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smartphones
Child-targeting ‘AdultSwine’ malware infiltrates Google Play, luring millions into downloading rogue apps.
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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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malware
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smartphones
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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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malware
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endpoint protection
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smartphones
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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Unit 42 discovers apps compromised by iFrames on Google Play
Tue, 7th Mar 2017
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smartphones
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firewall
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network management
A number of apps appearing on Google Play contained IFrames infections that link to malicious domains in their HTML pages. Unit42 gives details.
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ESET discovers fake Prisma apps full of trojans
Mon, 8th Aug 2016
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malware
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smartphones
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ESET researchers reported fake versions of photo transformation app Prisma on Google Play, just ahead of the official app's launch last month.
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Google Play's about to share its family with yours
Fri, 29th Jul 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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apps
Google Play is amping up its efforts to help users share their purchases with friends and/or family, with the introduction of Family Library.
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Fake apps on Google Play tricked users into paying
Mon, 18th Jul 2016
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smartphones
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malware
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cloud services
Many malicious developers try to trick users into downloading their apps by creating the illusion of a useful application.
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Gordon Ramsay will grill your skills in his newest mobile game
Wed, 13th Jul 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
Heard of that loud, gregarious and fiery British chef/TV star Gordon Ramsay? He now comes in app form, through a new game called Gordon Ramsay DASH.
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New app sends last known locations
Tue, 31st May 2016
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smartphones
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cloud services
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The app sends out notifications of last known locations once a battery goes flat, with the developers choosing tech friendly NZ to make their debut.
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Zendesk, Google Play help businesses respond to customer app reviews
Mon, 23rd May 2016
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Zendesk has developed a platform designed to facilitate conversations between companies and consumer app reviewers through Google Play.
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Vulnerable mobile apps ‘just waiting to be exploited’
Thu, 19th Mar 2015
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smartphones
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testing
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encryption
Hackers target weak mobile apps, with AVG's CTO warning they're ripe for data theft and urging developers and stores to tighten security.
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Serko Mobile to change the way employees travel
Mon, 2nd Mar 2015
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smartphones
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serko
Serko Mobile is the first purpose-built mobile app that allows business travellers to make real-time changes to their travel plans using their mobile.
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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood on Facebook.
Mon, 6th Oct 2014
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smartphones
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Kim Kardashian's virtual world expands as Facebook partners with Glu to launch Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, now with Italy adventures.
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Android App of the Week - Top Ten Aerosmith Songs
Wed, 24th Apr 2013
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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amazon
What a fabulous way to thrash their best songs in preparation for their concert.
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Google merges apps and media in Google Play
Thu, 8th Mar 2012
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smartphones
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google
Google Play revamps as a one-stop hub for apps, books, movies, and music, expanding digital access in select countries.