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Researchers Uncover Android Spying Campaign Targeting Pakistan Officials

Two new Android surveillanceware families have been found to target military, nuclear, and election entities in Pakistan and Kashmir.

Previously legitimate Barcode Scanner app sends malware update to millions

Google has removed a popular Android barcode scanner app with over 10 million installs from the Play Store after researchers found that it turned malicious following a December 2020 update.

Grayshift Announces Android Support To Its GrayKey iPhone Hacking Tool

After achieving success with unlocking iPhones – the phones that boast security – the hacking tool maker has now made another claim. As announced, Grayshift has finally added Android support to its iPhone hacking tool GrayKey. It means they can now hack into locked Android phones as well.

Microsoft rolls out password autofill to iOS, Android, and a new extension

Microsoft is rolling out autofill capabilities to Microsoft Authenticator on iOS and Android. The company also announced a new Autofill extension for Google Chrome.

Five Critical Android Bugs Patched, Part of Feb. Security Bulletin

February’s security update for the mobile OS includes a Qualcomm flaw rated critical, with a CVSS score of 9.8.

Beware — A New Wormable Android Malware Spreading Through WhatsApp

A New Wormable Android Malware App is Spreading Automatically Through WhatsApp

Cellebrite Claims To Decrypt Signal App On Android Devices

Signal is known for its robust, seemingly impossible encryption technology for securing users’ data. However, Cellebrite now claims to have devised a technique to decrypt the Signal app data on Android devices.

Sextortionist Campaign Targets iOS, Android Users with New Spyware

New spyware is targeting iOS and Android frequenters of adult mobile sites by posing as a secure messaging application in yet another twist on sextortionist scams. Goontact lures users of illicit sites through Telegram and other secure messaging apps and steals their information for future fraudulent use.

Microsoft Authenticator brings password autofill to mobile devices

Microsoft has released a new version of Microsoft Authenticator that now acts as a password manager for Android and iOS.

Samsung fixes critical Android bugs in December 2020 updates

This week Samsung has started rolling out Android's December security updates to mobile devices to patch critical security vulnerabilities in the operating system. This comes after Android had published their December 2020 security updates bulletin, which includes patches for critical bugs.

Baidu's Android Apps Caught Collecting and Leaking Sensitive User Data

Two popular Android apps from Chinese tech giant Baidu —Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box— were found to collect device identifiers, such as the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number or MAC address, without users' knowledge, thus making them potentially trackable online.

Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call

A Bug in Facebook Messenger App for Android Could've Let Hackers Listen to the Person You Are Calling Before Even They Pick Up.

Watch Out! New Android Banking Trojan Steals From 112 Financial Apps

New Android Banking Trojan Ghimob Steals Credentials and Money From 112 Financial Apps

Google Chrome For Android The Next Victim Of Zero-Day – Update Now!

Following Chrome desktop bugs, Google has now patched a zero-day bug in Chrome for Android. Update your phone browsers now.

Windows GravityRAT Malware Now Also Targets macOS and Android Devices

A Windows-based remote access Trojan believed to be designed by Pakistani hacker groups to infiltrate computers and steal users' data has resurfaced after a two-year span with retooled capabilities to target Android and macOS devices.

Sophisticated Android Ransomware Executes with the Home Button

A fresh variant of a sophisticated Android ransomware known as MalLocker locks up mobile devices – surfacing its ransom note when a user hits the Home button.

Chrome 86 beefs up password security on Android and iOS

Chrome 86 brings security updates to mobile users including Password Checkup, Enhanced Safe Browsing on Android, and more. Some of these features debuted earlier on the desktop version of Chrome.

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Hackers found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new malware.

Major Instagram App Bug Could've Given Hackers Remote Access to Your Phone

Check Point researchers disclosed details about a critical vulnerability in Instagram's Android app that could have allowed remote attackers to take control over a targeted device just by sending victims a specially crafted image.

England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app launches

England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps.

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