First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Cryptocurrency stealers that replace a wallet address in the clipboard are no longer limited to Windows or shady Android app stores. For security reasons, addresses of online cryptocurrency wallets are composed of long strings of characters. Instead of typing them, users tend to copy and paste the addresses using the clipboard. A type of malware, … More First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

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

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

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