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Android Enterprise Adds Flexibility But Still Calls for UEM Solutions

With the deployment of Android 10 on all new smartphones comes Android Enterprise, previously known as Android for Work. Even though it has its roots in Android 5.0 (Lollipop) launched in 2014, it is now a mandatory feature on all Android 10 devices when managed with an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. Android Enterprise’s Flexible Deploy
Publish At:2020-04-08 07:29 | Read:1168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Mobile Security Risk Management Android Android App

Android apps are snooping on your installed software

byDanny BradburyAndroid apps are snooping on other software on your device – and that could tell shady advertising companies more about you than you’d like.The news emerged this week in a paper from researchers in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The privacy violations centre around installed application methods (IAMs), which are applicat
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:1262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Mobile Operating Systems Privacy Security thr

O Me, O My! Android O and Its Impact on the Enterprise

As the summer winds down, the next big wave of mobile OS updates is upon us — a seasonal trend that brings about excitement and positive change for both consumers and security leaders. With Google Android O version 8.0 set for imminent release, we’ve lined up some new features to look out for in the context of the mobile enterprise to ensure that you
Publish At:2017-08-08 16:20 | Read:3742 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Android Apps Android Security Google

After Big Takedown Efforts, 20 More BankBot Mobile Malware Apps Make It Into Google Play

A flashlight app, fake videos or a fake gaming app? Any one of those could be malicious and harboring a mobile malware app, right there in a trusted official app store. In an ongoing trend, IBM X-Force noted that malicious apps manage to circumvent controls and infiltrate legitimate stores. And this is not about the plethora of adware apps infecting users in
Publish At:2017-07-28 03:30 | Read:6061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Mobile

New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove

Researchers have uncovered a new type of Android adware that's virtually impossible to uninstall, exposes phones to potentially dangerous root exploits, and masquerades as one of thousands of different apps from providers such as Twitter, Facebook, and even Okta, a two-factor authentication service.The researchers have found more than 20,000 samples of troja
Publish At:2015-11-05 06:35 | Read:3634 | Comments:0 | Tags:Gear & Gadgets Risk Assessment Technology Lab adware Android

Malicious Android App Impersonates Microsoft Word Doc

A new strain of Android malware has taken a decidedly old-school approach to infecting mobile devices.Researchers at security company Zscaler said they spotted several hundred new infections since Oct. 10, primarily targeting Android users in China. The malware arrives impersonating a Microsoft Word document carrying the familiar “W” logo, but is
Publish At:2015-10-31 03:50 | Read:3726 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile Security Android Android apps Android Securit

One in Five Android Apps Is Malware

Bad news, phandroids. Android malware is on the rise. According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, “17 percent of all Android apps (nearly one million total) were actually malware in disguise.” In 2013, Symantec uncovered roughly 700,000 virus-laden apps. More than one third of all apps were what Symantec calls “grayware”
Publish At:2015-06-09 16:15 | Read:4191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Security Research Mobile Security Secur

Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days

Do you realize how often your smartphone is sharing your location data with various companies? It is more than 5000 times in just two weeks. That is little Shocking but True!A recent study by the security researchers from Carnegie Mellon reveals that a number of smartphone applications collect your location-related data — a lot more than you think. T
Publish At:2015-03-30 18:35 | Read:5783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android apps Google Location History GPS location tr

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

Crashing Google Email App for Android Just By Sending a Malicious Email

A vulnerability has been discovered in the wildly popular Google’s Stock Android Email App, that could be exploited by malicious attackers to remotely crash your smartphone application just by sending a specially crafted email.A Spain security researcher, Hector Marco, successfully exploited the vulnerability on his Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running ver
Publish At:2015-02-20 06:26 | Read:2837 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android apps exploit code hacking news malicious cod

Facebook Launches Free Mobile Internet Service In India

Last year, the founder of the Social Network giant highlighted the future of universal Internet access, the dream that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to fulfill — Making Internet access available to everyone across the world just like a service as essential as of 911 in the case of an emergency.Dreams are transforming into Reality!! Facebook&
Publish At:2015-02-11 17:25 | Read:3428 | Comments:0 | Tags:android apps cheap Internet Free Facebook Internet free inte

Uber’s Android app is Literally Malware?

The popular ride-sharing service Uber has been hit by various controversies lately, but now the things gone even worse for the company when a security researcher made a worrying discovery this week and claims, "Uber’s app is literally malware." The ride-hailing company is in disputes of handling privacy of its customers data. A Phoenix-based security r
Publish At:2014-11-29 19:00 | Read:4509 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android apps App Install hacking news Malware Privac

SSL Vulnerabilities: Who listens when Android applications talk?

Summary The Android ecosystem is all about communicating, and right now it’s screaming for help. That’s because SSL vulnerabilities and the Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks they enable are wreaking havoc on data security. The scariest part? SSL vulnerabilities are evident in many of today’s most popular applications as we recently uncovered. The FireEye Mobi
Publish At:2014-08-20 16:10 | Read:4481 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Threats Threat Research ad libraries ad library andro

NSA-Proof "Blackphone" Gets Rooted Within 5 Minutes

The ultra secure NSA-Proof Blackphone titled as, “world’s first Smartphone which places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users,” has been rooted within 5 minutes at the BlackHat security conference in Las Vegas this weekend. Blackphone, a joint venture between encrypted communications firm Silent Circle and Spanish Smartphone maker Gee
Publish At:2014-08-11 17:30 | Read:2846 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android android apps application development BLACKPHONE hack