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New Android Malware Apps Use Motion Sensor to Evade Detection

New Android Malware Apps Use Motion Sensor to Evade Detection

January 18, 2019Mohit Kumar
Even after so many efforts by Google for preventing its Play Store from malware, shady apps somehow managed to fool its anti-malware prot...
Google Removes 85 Adware Apps That Infect 9 Million Android Users

Google Removes 85 Adware Apps That Infect 9 Million Android Users

January 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has removed 85 apps from its Play Store after finding out that they were pushing aggressive, full-screen adware to Android users. ...
Google Will Charge Android Phone Makers to Use Its Apps In Europe

Google Will Charge Android Phone Makers to Use Its Apps In Europe

October 17, 2018Mohit Kumar
Would you prefer purchasing an Android device that doesn't have any apps or services from Google? No Google Maps, No Gmail, No YouTub...
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 06, 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...
Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Android Apps From the Play Store

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Android Apps From the Play Store

July 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
Following Apple's lead in banning cryptocurrency mining apps , Google has also updated its Play Store policy this week to ban apps tha...
Google Solves Update Issue for Android Apps Installed from Unknown Sources

Google Solves Update Issue for Android Apps Installed from Unknown Sources

June 21, 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 ...
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 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Even after so many efforts by Google like launching bug bounty program and preventing apps from using Android accessibility services , m...
BankBot Returns On Play Store – A Never Ending Android Malware Story

BankBot Returns On Play Store – A Never Ending Android Malware Story

November 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
Even after so many efforts by Google for making its Play Store away from malware, shady apps somehow managed to fool its anti-malware pro...
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...
Fake WhatsApp On Google Play Store Downloaded By Over 1 Million Android Users

Fake WhatsApp On Google Play Store Downloaded By Over 1 Million Android Users

November 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals are known to take advantage of everything that's popular among people in order to spread malware, and Google's off...
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...
Yet Another Android Malware Infects Over 4.2 Million Google Play Store Users

Yet Another Android Malware Infects Over 4.2 Million Google Play Store Users

September 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Even after so many efforts by Google, malicious apps somehow managed to fool its Play Store's anti-malware protections and infect peo...
More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

More than 1,000 Spyware Apps Found On Android App Stores

August 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you think you are downloading apps from Google Play Store and you are secure, then watch out! Someone has managed to flood third-par...
Google Detects Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

Google Detects Dangerous Spyware Apps On Android Play Store

July 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Google have discovered a new family of deceptive Android spyware that can steal a whole lot of information on us...
Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware

Beware! Over 800 Android Apps on Google Play Store Contain 'Xavier' Malware

June 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Over 800 different Android apps that have been downloaded millions of times from Google Play Store found to be infected with malicious ad li...
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...
Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users

Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users

May 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have claimed to have discovered possibly the largest malware campaign on Google Play Store that has already infected...
Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device

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

May 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
In order to keep its billions of users safe, Google has introduced another security defense for its Android devices, called Google Play ...
Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

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

April 26, 2017Mohit Kumar
Initially thought to be 600,000 users, the number of Android users who have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices ...
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