The growing prices and popularity of cryptocurrencies don’t just attract masses of potential users, but also inspire cyber-crooks to find new and creative ways to get their sticky fingers on all those virtual coins. Of course, cryptocurrency scams are not exclusive to PCs and have already emerged on the Android platform, using a wide array … More Cryptocurrency scams on Android: do you know what to watch out for?
2017 was without a doubt the year of ransomware. Users and businesses worldwide had to cope with the fallout of massive campaigns such as Petya or WannaCryptor, and put up with damages that surpassed the multibillion mark. However, it wasn’t just PC ransomware that made headlines, as authors of Android malware were also looking for new … More Android ransomware in 2017: Innovative infiltration and rougher extortion
ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, will launch its latest IoT security solutions and share groundbreaking research into the security and privacy implications of smart homes and devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) – taking place February 26 – March 1, 2018 in Barcelona. Exhibiting in Hall 7, booth 7H41, … More ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re hoping for quick tips on what to do if you suspect there’s spyware or a tracker on your phone. If that is the case, you’re likely to be disappointed; there are no quick lists of things to identify or remove to make you safe again. But … More Think you have a tracker on your phone? Learn how to make your device more resilient
Google says that it is getting better than ever at protecting Android users against bad apps and malicious developers. In fact, in a recent post on the Android Developers blog, the company boasts that it removed a record number of malicious apps from the official Google Play store during 2017. How many apps did Google remove … More Google smashed over 700,000 bad Android apps last year
Another set of malicious apps has made it into the official Android app store. Detected by ESET security systems as Android/TrojanDropper.Agent.BKY, these apps form a new family of multi-stage Android malware, legitimate-looking and with delayed onset of malicious activity. We have discovered eight apps of this malware family on Google Play and notified Google’s security … More Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play
Cybercriminals have developed an innovative ransomware that is based on the foundations of a particular banking Trojan to misuse Android accessibility services. Discovered by ESET malware researcher, Lukáš Štefanko, DoubleLocker, has two powerful tools for extorting money from its victims, and includes a combination that has not been seen previously in the Android ecosystem. WeLiveSecurity sat down … More DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained