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A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we reported on multiple patch releases: from Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird to Google’s Chrome. We also had a chat with our resident experts, Adam Kujawa and John Donovan, about the future of IoT cybersecurity in our latest Lock and Code podcast episode. Lastly, we took a look at a new ransomware called RegretLo
Publish At:2020-11-16 15:06 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon amazon scam android malware BBB Be

Zimperium Discovers MobOk Malware Left Undetected by Mobile AV Industry for Months

zLabs researchers have uncovered a new variant of the MobOk campaign. The samples found evaded detection by AV vendors for months. Zimperium worked with Google to ensure removal from the Play Store.  The new variant samples: Hide themselves from mobile antivirus (AV) vendors; Subscribe to premium mobile services; Avoid image-based CAPTCHA; Avoid two-factor
Publish At:2020-06-26 17:58 | Read:652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Malware Mobile Security Google Play Store malicious a

Google sets Android security updates rules but enforcement is unclear

The vendor requirements for Android are a strange and mysterious thing but a new leak claims Google has added language to force manufacturers to push more regular Android security updates. According to The Verge, Google’s latest contract will require OEMs to supply Android security updates for two years and provide at least four updates within the firs
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:05 | Read:1390 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Google Apps Google Play Store Security update

Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

Google has changed the way it managed apps on the Google Play Store. After years of depending on the automated app check process, the company just made some changes to its Play Store policies that will successfully weed out malicious and undesirable apps from Google Play store.Google has introduced an update for developers and users that's sure to mak
Publish At:2015-03-18 18:05 | Read:3927 | Comments:0 | Tags:android app developer android app development android apps A

Hackers Can Remotely Install Malware Apps to Your Android Device

Security researchers have warned of a pair of vulnerabilities in the Google Play Store that could allow cyber crooks to install and launch malicious applications remotely on Android devices.Tod Beardsley, technical lead for the Metasploit Framework at Rapid7 warns that an X-Frame-Options (XFO) vulnerability – when combined with a recent Android WebVi
Publish At:2015-02-12 09:05 | Read:5152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Android hacking android webview Cross site scripting

Android adware infected more than 15 millions users via Play store

Security experts at Avast have discovered three malicious Android apps that were serving Adware, more than 15 million users infected via Play store. Adware is one of the most insidious threat to the mobile platform, this family of malicious code is used by threat actors to automatically display or downloads advertising mater
Publish At:2015-02-04 13:55 | Read:3970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Mobile adware Avast Cybercrime Google Pl

DroidJack RAT: A tale of how budding entrepreneurism can turn to cybercrime

Small-scale mobile app software entrepreneurship has been described as the cottage industry of the 21st century. It allows talented software developers to apply their skills to create new and innovative mobile apps, with the hope of becoming the next big thing and, perhaps, even attaining the trappings of wealth associated with success. However,
Publish At:2014-11-25 12:55 | Read:7015 | Comments:1 | Tags:Security Security Response Endpoint Protection (AntiVirus) A

Google Launches User-Friendly 'Inbox' App, Alternative To Gmail

Google is offering its users a completely new and better experience with its mailing service. And in an effort to do this, the company has launched a new email service, an alternative to Gmail, called "Inbox" on Wednesday that aims to make email more useful and preview next-generation capabilities.Inbox will not replace Gmail, the company's popular 10-year-o
Publish At:2014-10-24 05:20 | Read:3498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Play Store hacking Gmail app Inbox iOS iPhone

85% of apps not up to scratch on privacy, study finds

A coordinated study of apps run by a group of national privacy and data protection bodies from all around the world has found that the vast majority are failing to provide adequate information on the privacy implications of using the app.The study, conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), looked at over 1200 apps with participants each tas
Publish At:2014-09-12 08:20 | Read:4970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Mobile Privacy app permissions app privacy app secu