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Stagefright-based ‘Metaphor’ exploit can take control of your phone in just 15 seconds

by: Kris CarlonMarch 17, 2016
Security researchers have uncovered a new Stagefright-based exploit that can reportedly be used to take control of your Samsung, LG or HTC phone in just 15 seconds.
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Linux bug renders vulnerable 66% of all Android devices (Update: Google responds)

by: Derek ScottJanuary 21, 2016
"As of the date of disclosure, this vulnerability has implications for approximately tens of millions of Linux PCs and servers, and 66 percent of all Android devices."
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Google insists Linux bug is not a major threat

by: John DyeJanuary 21, 2016
Google announced that far fewer Android devices are affected by the Linux bug than has been reported.
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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

by: Joe HindyJanuary 10, 2016
Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! This week we talk about some big upcoming game releases, app news from CES 2016, and more apps and games news!
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Google bans 13 apps that secretly download other malware

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 8, 2016
Google has banned 13 malicious apps that secretly downloaded other malware apps, left positive reviews in Google Play and even sought root privileges.
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Single Chrome exploit can compromise any Android smartphone

by: John DyeNovember 13, 2015
A researcher at Quihoo 360 recently discovered an exploit in Chrome that can probably demolish even the newest, most up-to-date Android devices if the user visits an infected site.
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New Android adware reportedly “nearly impossible” to remove

by: John DyeNovember 6, 2015
Lookout has discovered a new form of adware that roots a device after the user installs it, then entrenches itself as a system application.
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Why Android Auto scares me

by: Obaro OgboAugust 15, 2015
Android has been hit with a few security issues recently. What are the possible ramifications of an Android Auto related security breach?
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International authority assault gets ‘Dendroid’ malware coder arrested

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 16, 2015
The internet can be a rough place if you come across the wrong people. Especially when they have tools like Dendroid, a very popular malware Android software. You can take a breath now, as the creator has been arrested.
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Are all flashlight apps really out to get you?

by: Joe HindyDecember 9, 2014
Android permissions and, specifically, Android flashlight apps have been getting a lot of scrutiny lately. Is there cause for concern? Let's find out.
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