Google’s data charts path to avoiding malware on Android

How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers. You need to stick to Google Play for apps and run as recent a version of Android as possible if … More Google’s data charts path to avoiding malware on Android

Banking Trojans continue to surface on Google Play

The malicious apps have all been removed from the official Android store but not before the apps were installed by almost 30,000 users. Malware authors keep testing the vigilance of Android users by sneaking disguised mobile banking Trojans into the Google Play store. We’ve recently analyzed a set of 29 such stealthy Trojans, found in … More Banking Trojans continue to surface on Google Play

One in three UK orgs hit by cryptojacking in previous month, survey finds

Conversely, only a little over one-third of IT executives believe that their systems have never been hijacked to surreptitiously mine digital currencies. A total of 30% of organizations in the United Kingdom fell victim to a cryptojacking attack in the previous month, a recent survey among 750 IT executives across the UK has found. The … More One in three UK orgs hit by cryptojacking in previous month, survey finds

Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

ESET researchers have discovered several third-party add-ons for the popular open-source media player Kodi being used to distribute Linux and Windows cryptocurrency-mining malware. If you use Kodi, you may have noticed that a popular, Dutch repository for third-party add-ons, XvBMC, was recently shut down upon copyright-infringement warnings. Following the shutdown, we discovered that the repository was … More Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

Semi-annual balance of mobile security

For Android, malware detections were down 27% compared to the first half of 2017; for iOS, they decreased 15% compared to the same period last year. Mobile security plays an increasingly important role in the protection of information assets, and this applies to both home and corporate users. So, this publication will focus on analyzing the … More Semi-annual balance of mobile security

Let’s hope other app developers don’t follow Epic‘s example

After Epic Games shunned Google Play, debates about threats faced by Android users have taken on a whole new tenor. Joining us to add his voice to the mix is ESET Malware Researcher Lukas Stefanko. Yesterday, we reviewed a few possible implications of the Epic Games decision to snub Google Play and, instead, distribute the Android version … More Let’s hope other app developers don’t follow Epic‘s example