Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. The Android version of the popular virtual keyboard app ai.type has attempted to make over 14 million unauthorized transactions that could have cost the users US$18 million in unwanted charges, … More Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases

Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users

Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users

With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure. The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app … More With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge

A great show is now history, as is its insecure mobile app

With the end of Toruk, the famous Cirque du Soleil show, also ends a digital experiment that made your mobile device vulnerable. One of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, Toruk, had its final performance in London on June 30th, 2019. This event, while unfortunate for the show’s fans, brought one positive effect: the mobile app … More A great show is now history, as is its insecure mobile app

Microsoft enhances OneDrive to secure your sensitive files

Microsoft will soon add a new feature to its OneDrive cloud storage that is designed to ramp up security for your most sensitive files. Dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault, this ‘partition’ of your OneDrive account will only be accessible using “a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or … More Microsoft enhances OneDrive to secure your sensitive files