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Malware
Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Adware continues to be the most significant threat on Android phones and tablets.
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Cybersecurity
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
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Malware
Bitdefender unravels the mystery of the Zacinlo adware
The Zacinlo malware, which Bitdefender classes as an advanced strain of spyware, has been operating covertly since 2012.
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Malware
Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
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Malware
Five million Android devices possibly infected with 'aggressive' pre-installed adware
They claim Honor, Huawei and Xiaomi devices are most affected by the ‘extremely aggressive ad network’.
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Malware
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
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Cybercrime
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
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Google
GhostClicker adware infiltrated 300 apps on Google Play
A pervasive auto-clicking adware by the name of GhostClicker has infected as many as 340 apps from Google Play.
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Malware
Digital marketing agency unleashes Fireball malware on 250 million computers
A new browser hijacker malware called Fireball is taking over 250 million computers and has already infiltrated 20% of corporate networks worldwide.
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Android
Unit 42 researchers suspect Ewind adware Trojan is 100% Russian
The Android Ewind family has just become a little bigger, after Unit 42 researchers discovered multiple new samples of the family.
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Malware
ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
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Malware
Mobile networks infected by Windows and PC devices
Alcatel-Lucent malware report shows significant rise in mobile infections via PCs and adware in first six months of 2015.
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Lenovo
Lenovo adware scandal: Superfish or super creep?
The instructions come amid backlash after it was revealed Lenovo preinstalled software that made devices vulnerable to hacking.