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

Fake finance apps on Google Play target users from around the world

Cybercrooks use bogus apps to phish six online banks and a cryptocurrency exchange. Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using bogus … More Fake finance apps on Google Play target users from around the world

Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

What has the journey of the World Wide Web been like so far, as seen and experienced by ESET’s security folk? ESET Senior Research Fellow David Harley provides his take in the first installment of our series of interviews marking the Web’s 27th birthday. On August 6, 1991, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee publicly announced … More Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

Fraudsters are using bogus apps to convince users of three Indian banks to divulge their personal data. Another set of fake banking apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. Claiming to increase the credit card limit for users of three Indian banks, the malicious apps phish for credit card details and … More Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

System update headaches? ESET is the cure

On average, people have more than 50 software applications on their Windows computers.1 Combine this with your mobile device apps and alternative operating systems, and you could end up spending all of your time updating applications or fixing update issues. How to handle the headaches associated with keeping your devices up to date? Let ESET … More System update headaches? ESET is the cure

Spain’s La Liga app uses fans’ phones to detect illegal football broadcasts

La Liga says that the functionality requires the user’s express consent and that it is only intended to detect unauthorized broadcasts of football games. The organisation behind Spain’s top-flight soccer league known as La Liga has added a functionality to its official Android app that enables it to identify bars, restaurants and other public venues that broadcast … More Spain’s La Liga app uses fans’ phones to detect illegal football broadcasts

Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play