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Xiaomi Can Silently Install Any App On Your Android Phone Using A Backdoor

Xiaomi Can Silently Install Any App On Your Android Phone Using A Backdoor

September 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Note — Don't miss an important update at the bottom of this article, which includes an official statement from Xiaomi . Do you ow...
Warning! Over 900 Million Android Phones Vulnerable to New 'QuadRooter' Attack

Warning! Over 900 Million Android Phones Vulnerable to New 'QuadRooter' Attack

August 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Android has Fallen! Yet another set of Android security vulnerabilities has been discovered in Qualcomm chipsets that affect more than 90...
Chinese Ad Firm Infected 85 Million Android Users to Get More Clicks

Chinese Ad Firm Infected 85 Million Android Users to Get More Clicks

July 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
An Android-based malware campaign has been found to control as many as 85 million Android devices globally and is making its gang an esti...
This Android Hacking Group is making $500,000 per day

This Android Hacking Group is making $500,000 per day

July 02, 2016Mohit Kumar
Own an Android smartphone? Hackers can secretly install malicious apps, games, and pop-up adverts on your smartphone remotely in order ...
Dozens of Malicious Apps on Play Store can Root & Hack 90% of Android Devices

Dozens of Malicious Apps on Play Store can Root & Hack 90% of Android Devices

June 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
It's not at all surprising that the Google Play Store is surrounded by a large number of malicious apps that has the ability to gain ...
GM Bot (Android Malware) Source Code Leaked Online

GM Bot (Android Malware) Source Code Leaked Online

February 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The source code of a recently discovered Android banking Trojan that has the capability to gain administrator access on your smartphone ...
This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

This Android Malware Can Root Your Device And Erase Everything

February 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A new Android malware has been making waves recently that have the capability to gain root access on your smartphone and completely eras...
This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

November 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Own an Android Smartphone? Hackers can install any malicious third-party app on your smartphone remotely even if you have clearly ta...
Backdoor in Baidu Android SDK Puts 100 Million Devices at Risk

Backdoor in Baidu Android SDK Puts 100 Million Devices at Risk

November 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
The China's Google-like Search Engine Baidu is offering a software development kit (SDK) that contains functionality that can be ab...
How Some Chinese Hackers Started Making Big Money

How Some Chinese Hackers Started Making Big Money

October 13, 2015Khyati Jain
We know that Hackers hack for a variety of reasons: ...some hack to test their skills, …some hack to gain recognition, ...some h...
Kemoge: Latest Android Malware that Can Root Your Smartphone

Kemoge: Latest Android Malware that Can Root Your Smartphone

October 08, 2015Khyati Jain
Google Android has been a primary concern of the attackers. Counting from a simple text message that could hack an Android phone remotel...
26 Android Phone Models Shipped with Pre-Installed Spyware

26 Android Phone Models Shipped with Pre-Installed Spyware

September 03, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Bought a brand new Android Smartphone? Don't expect it to be a clean slate. A new report claims that some rogue retailers are se...
Malicious Gaming App Infects More than 1 Million Android Users

Malicious Gaming App Infects More than 1 Million Android Users

July 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
It's not at all surprising that the Google Play Store is surrounded by a number of malicious applications that may gain users' a...
Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

March 17, 2015Mohit Kumar
Google has changed the way it managed apps on the Google Play Store . After years of depending on the automated app check process, the compa...
Android Malware Can Spy On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off

Android Malware Can Spy On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off

February 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have unearthed a new Android Trojan that tricks victims into believing they have switched their device off while it...
Adware Android Apps Found in Google Play With Millions of Downloads

Adware Android Apps Found in Google Play With Millions of Downloads

February 03, 2015Swati Khandelwal
With the rise in mobile market, last year we have seen sharp growth in malicious ' adware ' — the most prevalent mobile threat i...
Beware: Fake 'The Interview' App Affects Android Users

Beware: Fake 'The Interview' App Affects Android Users

December 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
" The Interview ", the controversial North Korean-baiting film which appeared to be the root cause of the cyber mishap occurre...