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Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware

Critical Flaw in Fortnite Android App Lets Hackers Install Malware
August 26, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers from Google have publicly disclosed an extremely serious security flaw in the first Fortnite installer for Android t...

New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable

New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable
August 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered a new attack vector against the Android operating system that coul...

Fortnite APK Download for Android Won't Be Available on Google Play Store

Fortnite APK Download for Android Won't Be Available on Google Play Store
August 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
There's both good news and bad news for Fortnite game lovers. Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world right now, is co...

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 ...

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...

Android P to Block Apps From Monitoring Device Network Activity

Android P to Block Apps From Monitoring Device Network Activity
May 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Do you know that any app you have installed on your Android phone can monitor the network activities—even without asking for any sensitiv...

Popular Android Phone Manufacturers Caught Lying About Security Updates

Popular Android Phone Manufacturers Caught Lying About Security Updates
April 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
Android ecosystem is highly broken when it comes to security, and device manufacturers (better known as OEMs) make it even worse by not p...

Google Begins Removing Play Store Apps Misusing Android Accessibility Services

Google Begins Removing Play Store Apps Misusing Android Accessibility Services
November 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Due to rise in malware and adware abusing Android accessibility services, Google has finally decided to take strict steps against the app...

Google Play Store Launches Bug Bounty Program to Protect Popular Android Apps

Google Play Store Launches Bug Bounty Program to Protect Popular Android Apps
October 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Better late than never. Google has finally launched a bug bounty program for Android apps on Google Play Store, inviting security research...

OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It

OnePlus Secretly Collects Way More Data Than It Should — Here’s How to Disable It
October 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
There is terrible news for all OnePlus lovers. Your OnePlus handset, running OxygenOS—the company's custom version of the Android o...

Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums

Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums
September 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Recent discoveries of dangerous variants of the Android banking Trojan families, including Faketoken , Svpeng , and BankBot , present...

Mobile Bootloaders From Top Manufacturers Found Vulnerable to Persistent Threats

Mobile Bootloaders From Top Manufacturers Found Vulnerable to Persistent Threats
September 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered several severe zero-day vulnerabilities in the mobile bootloaders from at least four popular device ...

WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones
August 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you're safe from malware? Think twice befo...

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better
August 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
While the moon was eclipsing the sun, Google announced the launch of its new mobile operating system called Android 8.0 Oreo in an Eclip...

First Android-Rooting Trojan With Code Injection Ability Found On Google Play Store

First Android-Rooting Trojan With Code Injection Ability Found On Google Play Store
June 08, 2017Mohit Kumar
A new Android-rooting malware with an ability to disable device’ security settings in an effort to perform malicious tasks in the backgro...

Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device

Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device
May 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
In order to keep its billions of users safe, Google has introduced another security defense for its Android devices, called Google Play ...

Google Won't Patch A Critical Android Flaw Before ‘Android O’ Release

Google Won't Patch A Critical Android Flaw Before ‘Android O’ Release
May 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Millions of Android smartphones are at serious risk of "screen hijack" vulnerability that allows hackers to steal your password...

Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users
April 25, 2017Mohit Kumar
Initially thought to be 600,000 users, the number of Android users who have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices ...