Apps Riddled with Malware Return to Google Play Store On a regular basis, app stores are conducting security scans on potential apps to ensure their legitimacy. They do this for a couple reasons. First, app stores do not want their platform to be used as a breeding ground for malicious activity. Secondly, the store will […]
New Malware, FakeBank, Targets Android Devices A new malware has been circulating on Android devices. The malware, deemed FakeBank, infects Android devices through third-party apps and website downloads. Once in the device, FakeBank will reroutes the user’s bank calls to scammers instead. Also, the cyber criminals also have the ability to mask their phone number […]
Over the weekend, three new malware variants were exposed. Are you one of those being targeted? Trickbot Trojan The Trickbot Trojan is a malware variant that was targeting financial institutions overseas. That is until now. With U.S. financial institutions being at risk, it is important the word is spread this malware may be heading to […]
LeakerLocker Doesn’t Encrypt… The new ransomware, LeakerLocker, is taking a different approach to exploiting their victims. Instead of targeting PCs, LeakerLocker focuses on smart phones. Within the device, they then create an unauthorized copy of the user’s pictures, videos and browsing history. They then, threaten to share all of this information with every person in […]
Malware Continues to Target Android Devices Android devices have been found to be vulnerable to the malware variant, SpyDealer. The malware has a plethora of capabilities to wreak havoc on the device as well as the device owner. SpyDealer effectively steals personal data from various apps on the device, including Facebook and WhatsApp. The apps […]
Judy Malware Takes Android Devices By Storm A malicious software called Judy malware, was inserted into over 40 different apps found within the Google Play store. These infected applications were downloaded over 36 million times since March 2017. It is expected this malware has been running wild since March, infecting an unknown number of devices. […]
With malware threats on mobile devices increasing at exponential rates, we determined it is time to expand our award-winning protection, PC Matic, to Android devices. This mobile security solution provides our real-time protection as well as on-demand scanning. This security solution allows for peace of mind when installing apps. PC Matic for Android devices scans […]
Another Android Malware Threat Recent reports stated 74% of Android devices are vulnerable to Googlian, the latest Android malware taking devices by storm. Googlian has been found in 86 third-party applications. Upon infection, the malware is able to provide access to various Google accounts, such as Gmail, Google Drive and Google Play, to name a […]
Android devices have been experiencing several security issues lately. Earlier this month, we reported on the malware associated with fake Flash Players on Android devices. Then, BleepingComputer reported Android banking Trojans, which impacted over 200,000 users. Now, it has been discovered, over three million Android devices have firmware installed on them. Firmware, the software that enables […]
By John Dodge
The Samsung Fascinate is the fifth Android smart phone I’ve reviewed in the past year and it reflects the evolution of Android devices. It may be my favorite one yet.
By Bill Pytlovany
While the Apple iPad maybe the Cinderella product this week, recent updates to my Verizon Droid shows that Google’s Android OS is still a prince. Folks are saying that the iPad is a game-changer but it may not necessarily win the game.