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These fake Android file manager apps steal banking logins

November 22nd, 2022

Android device owners beware — more malicious apps have been discovered on the Google Play store. Bitdefender’s cybersecurity team says several fake Android file manager apps are infecting Android devices with the SharkBot banking malware. These fake apps are no longer available on the store, but they might still be on your phone. Screenshots of …

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Half of all macOS malware comes from this one app

November 15th, 2022

According to the 2022 Global Threat Report from Elastic Security Labs (via 9to5Mac), just 6.2% of malware ends up on macOS devices compared to 54.4% on Windows. This is not especially surprising, given how much of an emphasis Apple puts on security. What is surprising is that nearly half of all macOS malware originates from …

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4 dangerous Android malware apps discovered on Google Play

November 6th, 2022

No matter how legitimate an app looks, there’s always a chance that it’s actually malicious. We see this time and time again on the Google Play store, and this week, yet another batch of malicious apps has been uncovered. Even worse, these apps are still active on Google’s app store at the time of writing, …

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These fake Android antivirus apps steal banking info, so delete them now

September 7th, 2022

Eventually, we hope to stop having to warn Android owners about infected apps that might be on their phones. Unfortunately, today is not that day. Last month, the security firm Fox-IT discovered trojans on Google Play posing as legitimate apps. Google removed the apps, but not before more than 60,000 Android users downloaded them.

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This malicious app was downloaded by thousands of Android users

March 3rd, 2022

If you own any Android devices, you hopefully know to be careful when downloading apps from any source other than Google Play. Unfortunately, even Google Play isn’t always safe, as hackers continue to find new ways to sneak dangerous malware into the Play store. Just last month, security researchers at Cleafy found another seemingly innocuous …

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Newly-discovered Android malware steals banking app login credentials

March 1st, 2022

Earlier this month, security researchers at ThreatFabric discovered a dangerous new trojan. They dubbed it Xenomorph due to its ties with the Alien malware, which started to make the rounds in fall of 2020. But while the code resembles that of Alien, the Xenomorph malware is far more capable. According to ThreatFabric, more than 50,000 …

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Scary Android trojan can factory reset your phone after stealing your money

January 27th, 2022

A dangerous Android banking trojan is evolving, and is now threatening to wreak even more havoc. Last December, we shared a report from cybersecurity experts at Cleafy about BRATA. The report revealed that threat actors using the trojan were calling people to convince them to download malicious apps. As if that wasn’t terrifying enough, BRATA …