andoid

The mobile banking trojan has a few unusual features and bears watching, researchers said. A never-before-seen Android banking trojan, dubbed Cerberus, is being rented out on underground forums by a threat group that likes to engage with the defense community publicly via Twitter. According to a Tuesday posting from ThreatFabric, Cerberus isn’tRead More →

crypto

How exactly does malware find its way on to Android smartphones and tablets? By some margin, it’s by way of Google’s Play Store, which despite repeated efforts to clean it up remains a recurring source of sketchy applications that sit somewhere between suspiciously misleading and downright malicious. But according toRead More →

crypto

Google has a new form of encryption called Adiantum that’s designed to bring storage encryption to cheaper Android devices without impacting performance. Currently, devices such as low-powered Android Go smartphones, smart watches, and Televisions fall below Google’s performance requirements for encryption. With Adiantum, Google says that every Android device can be encrypted, meaningRead More →

cryptomining

Android malware that combines info/data-stealing and phishing capabilities lurked in Google Play using the guise of legit-looking applications; one of them was installed at least 100,000 times. Camouflaged as utility apps or games, Mobstspy infected devices primarily in India, although its distribution was worldwide, affecting users in 199 countries. ResearchesRead More →