Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

The new Android banking malware ESET recently discovered on Google Play was spotted in the wild again, targeting more banks. Further investigation of this resurfacing threat has uncovered its code was built using source code that was made public a couple of months ago. The previous version was detected by ESET as Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU (version 1.1 … More Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

Sunny with a chance of stolen credentials: Malicious weather app found on Google Play

See also Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet. Android users were the target of new banking malware with screen locking capabilities, which was disguised as a weather forecast app on Google Play. Detected by ESET as Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU, the malware was a trojanized version of the otherwise benign weather forecast application Good … More Sunny with a chance of stolen credentials: Malicious weather app found on Google Play

New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Android users have been exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware. The application, detected by ESET security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI, tricks its victims into granting it special permissions in the Android accessibility menu and uses these to download and execute … More New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

At eight years old, Android is hugely popular. Both with users and attackers Happy Birthday Android! It has been eight years since the Android project was officially released and introduced to the public – on September 23rd 2008 to be exact. In that short time, Google’s platform has rocked the mobile universe. As the latest … More 8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe

Top tips on how to use Pokémon GO safely

In case you’ve been living in a cave recently, and have managed to avoid being bombarded with social media posts and news stories about Pokémon GO, you can probably stop reading right now. But if you’re one of the untold millions of people around the world who have downloaded this location-based augmented reality mobile game, … More Top tips on how to use Pokémon GO safely

3 recommendations that can make your applications safer

In today’s fast-paced world, software developers are often pushed to their limits, especially when it comes to working on projects with strict deadlines (and often commissioned at short notice). These “quick deliveries” come with a price though, as unwanted flaws and vulnerabilities may sneak into the code. But there are ways of mitigating these risks, … More 3 recommendations that can make your applications safer

Android AdDisplay using anti-bouncer technique

One of the most common ways of spreading Android malware – including malware found on the official Google Play Store – is by masquerading as a legitimate popular application. The last such example that we discussed on WeLiveSecurity was a fake Dubsmash app and Android/TrojanDropper.Mapin compromising tens of thousands of users’ devices. In order to help make … More Android AdDisplay using anti-bouncer technique