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Malware

Malware attacking a mobile phone.

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 …

Text message scam

Android users: Do not click on this text message

August 30th, 2021

Text messages are an increasingly popular vector for hackers and assorted digitally focused ne’er-do-wells to use for separating unsuspecting victims from their data or their money. Sometimes both. The Android malware known as FluBot is one example of a threat spreading via a text message scam, managing to reel in victims for a number of …

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This Android malware steals your data in the most devious way

August 2nd, 2021

Android malware comes in all sorts of variations, with myriad degrees of attack sophistication, that do everything from steal specific pieces of information from you to just outright co-opting your computer or mobile device. A new Android Trojan, however, which Amsterdam-based researchers have given the appropriately predatory name of “Vultur,” takes a much more scorched-earth …

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Beware: Some Windows 11 installers infect your PC with malware

July 25th, 2021

Microsoft surprised fans a few weeks ago with the Windows version we thought we’d never get. After several years of Windows 10, we’re finally moving up a digit to Windows 11. The new operating system isn’t just a cosmetic upgrade that brings over a new paint job. Microsoft has developed several new features for the …