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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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10 best Android flashlight apps with no extra permissions

by: Joe HindyNovember 24, 2014
Finding a good flashlight on Android is harder than you'd think. In this roundup, we have the best (and most permission free) Android flashlight apps!
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Chinese Galaxy S4 clone comes with built-in spyware that mimics Google Play

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 17, 2014
Security researches found the first case of a smartphone shipping with pre-installed malware. The device is the Star N9500, a Galaxy S4 lookalike that’s available throughout Europe on Amazon.
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Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

by: William Neilson JrMay 8, 2014
Using the logo of the FBI and President Barack Obama, Android-Trojan.Koler.A uses a location function to tailor the warnings to whatever country that you reside in. The malware prevents users from accessing the home screen of their phones, making it impossible to use most other apps installed on the phone. In some cases, a phone can be restored only when you pay a so-called "fine" of about $300, using payment services such as Paysafecard or uKash that are incredibly difficult to trace. Thankfully, there is no evidence that the malware encrypts any files on a phone's storage.
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Google unveils plans to bring continuous malware monitoring to Android

by: Andrew GrushApril 10, 2014
Today Google announced it is expanding its "verify apps" scanning technology, allowing the service to continuously scan for malware.
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Future ‘Verify Apps’ update will reportedly bring continuous app monitoring

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 27, 2014
According to a new report, Google is preparing to roll out a new version of Play Services that includes a change to Verify Apps, letting them check apps continuously for the presence of malware.
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