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Google Android P is officially called Android 9 Pie

Google Android P is officially called Android 9 Pie

August 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you have bet on Peppermint, Pancake or Pastry for "P" in the next version of Google's mobile operating system, sorry guy...
EU Fines Google Record $5 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

EU Fines Google Record $5 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

July 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Google has been hit by a record-breaking $5 billion antitrust fine by the European Union regulators for abusing the dominance of its Andr...
Google Solves Update Issue for Android Apps Installed from Unknown Sources

Google Solves Update Issue for Android Apps Installed from Unknown Sources

June 20, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you are wondering how to receive latest updates for an Android app—installed via a 3rd party source or peer-to-peer app sharing—directly ...
Thousands of Android Devices Running Insecure Remote ADB Service

Thousands of Android Devices Running Insecure Remote ADB Service

June 12, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Despite warnings about the threat of leaving insecure remote services enabled on Android devices, manufacturers continue to ship devices ...
OnePlus 6 Flaw Allows to Boot Any Image Even With Locked Bootloader

OnePlus 6 Flaw Allows to Boot Any Image Even With Locked Bootloader

June 10, 2018Mohit Kumar
Have you recently bought a OnePlus 6? Don't leave your phone unattended. A serious vulnerability has been discovered in the OnePlus...
Google Makes it Mandatory for OEMs to Roll Out Android Security Updates Regularly

Google Makes it Mandatory for OEMs to Roll Out Android Security Updates Regularly

May 11, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security of Android devices has been a nightmare since its inception, and the biggest reason being is that users don't receive latest...
Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

April 16, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have been warning about an ongoing malware campaign hijacking Internet routers to distribute Android banking malware...
VirusTotal launches 'Droidy' sandbox to detect malicious Android apps

VirusTotal launches 'Droidy' sandbox to detect malicious Android apps

April 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
One of the biggest and most popular multi-antivirus scanning engine service has today launched a new Android sandbox service, dubbed Vir...
New Android Malware Secretly Records Phone Calls and Steals Private Data

New Android Malware Secretly Records Phone Calls and Steals Private Data

April 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Cisco Talos have uncovered variants of a new Android Trojan that are being distributed in the wild disguising as ...
Facebook Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

Facebook Collected Your Android Call History and SMS Data For Years

March 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Facebook knows a lot about you, your likes and dislikes—it's no surprise. But do you know, if you have installed Facebook Messenger...
Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

March 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a massive continuously growing malware campaign that has already infected nearly 5 million mobile de...
Android P Will Block Background Apps from Accessing Your Camera, Microphone

Android P Will Block Background Apps from Accessing Your Camera, Microphone

February 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
Yes, your smartphone is spying on you. But, the real question is, should you care? We have published thousands of articles on The Hacke...
Facebook Password Stealing Apps Found on Android Play Store

Facebook Password Stealing Apps Found on Android Play Store

January 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Even after many efforts made by Google last year, malicious apps always somehow manage to make their ways into Google app store. Security ...
Skygofree — Powerful Android Spyware Discovered

Skygofree — Powerful Android Spyware Discovered

January 16, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have unveiled one of the most powerful and highly advanced Android spyware tools that give hackers full control of i...
[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

January 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Recently uncovered two huge processor vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre have taken the whole world by storm, while vendors are...
Critical "Same Origin Policy" Bypass Flaw Found in Samsung Android Browser

Critical "Same Origin Policy" Bypass Flaw Found in Samsung Android Browser

December 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the browser app comes pre-installed on hundreds of millions of Samsung Android devices th...
This New Android Malware Can Physically Damage Your Phone

This New Android Malware Can Physically Damage Your Phone

December 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate website administrators are increasingly using Ja...
Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store

Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store

December 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Even after so many efforts by Google like launching bug bounty program and preventing apps from using Android accessibility services , m...
Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures

Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures

December 08, 2017Mohit Kumar
Millions of Android devices are at serious risk of a newly disclosed critical vulnerability that allows attackers to secretly overwrite l...