BRATA Malware Poses as Android Security Scanners on Google Play Store – Tempemail

A new set of malicious Android apps have been caught posing as app security scanners on the official Play Store to distribute a backdoor capable of gathering sensitive information. “These malicious apps urge users to update Chrome, WhatsApp, or a PDF reader, yet instead of updating the app in question, Continue Reading

Gigaset Android Update Server Hacked to Install Malware on Users’ Devices – Tempemail

Gigaset has revealed a malware infection discovered in its Android devices was the result of a compromise of a server belonging to an external update service provider. Impacting older smartphone models — GS100, GS160, GS170, GS180, GS270 (plus), and GS370 (plus) series — the malware took the form of multiple Continue Reading

Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws – Tempemail

Google on Tuesday announced that its open source version of the Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. To that end, the company has been building parts of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with Rust for the past Continue Reading

WhatsApp-based wormable Android malware spotted on the Google Play Store – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered yet another piece of wormable Android malware—but this time downloadable directly from the official Google Play Store—that’s capable of propagating via WhatsApp messages. Disguised as a rogue Netflix app under the name of “FlixOnline,” the malware comes with features that allow it to automatically reply to Continue Reading

Pre-Installed Malware Dropper Found On German Gigaset Android Phones – Tempemail

In what appears to be a fresh twist in Android malware, users of Gigaset mobile devices are encountering unwanted apps that are being downloaded and installed through a pre-installed system update app. “The culprit installing these malware apps is the Update app, package name com.redstone.ota.ui, which is a pre-installed system Continue Reading

Watch Out! That Android System Update May Contain A Powerful Spyware – Tempemail

Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing trojan, which targets Android devices with an onslaught of data-exfiltration capabilities — from collecting browser searches to recording audio and phone calls. While malware on Android has previously taken the guise of copycat apps, which go under names similar to legitimate pieces of software, Continue Reading

OnePlus 9 Pro review: super slick, rapid charging Android phone | Smartphones

OnePlus’s latest 9 Pro Android phone takes the firm’s winning formula of slick speed and adds knowhow from the Swedish renowned camera manufacturer Hasselblad to try to improve things in the photography department. The £829 phone tops the Chinese brand’s line for 2021 and joins its stablemate Oppo in its Continue Reading

A New Android Zero-Day Vulnerability Is Under Active Attack – Tempemail

Google has disclosed that a now-patched vulnerability affecting Android devices that use Qualcomm chipsets is being weaponized by attackers to launch targeted attacks. Tracked as CVE-2020-11261 (CVSS score 8.4), the flaw concerns an “improper input validation” issue in Qualcomm’s Graphics component that could be exploited to trigger memory corruption when Continue Reading

9 Android Apps On Google Play Caught Distributing AlienBot Banker and MRAT Malware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware dropper contained in as many as 9 Android apps distributed via Google Play Store that deploys a second stage malware capable of gaining intrusive access to the financial accounts of victims as well as full control of their devices. “This dropper, dubbed Clast82, Continue Reading

Unpatched ShareIT Android App Flaw Could Let Hackers Inject Malware – Tempemail

Multiple unpatched vulnerabilities have been discovered in SHAREit, a popular app with over one billion downloads, that could be abused to leak a user’s sensitive data, execute arbitrary code, and possibly lead to remote code execution. The findings come from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro’s analysis of the Android version of Continue Reading