A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats.
Protecting your phone is always a top priority and in this list, we’ll show you the 15 best antivirus apps to help keep the malware away.
As if Flappy Bird wasn’t bad enough, now it turns out that installing some of its clones could prove to be a security risk.
News of a malicious phone spread through the web after G Data revealed what’s inside the Star N9500. Rightfully so, eBay reacted by banning the device from its storefront.
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.
Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.
Finnish security company F-Secure published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which includes a section dedicated to mobile security issues.
Have the days passed when only downloading from Google Play was enough to stay safe? New details have been released about a new piece of Windows malware that tries to infect Android devices when they are plugged into a compromised PC.
You need to beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus. This week one of the Android Authority team saw an antivirus scareware ad on his phone and was able to capture a couple of very useful screenshots.
In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad, a sophisticated Trojan that can be distributed via mobile botnets, as its Android Villain of the Year 2013.