Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

There is no evidence that the flaw was misused during the six days it was alive, said the tech giant. Google is closing down its social network Google+ for consumers sooner than planned following the discovery of a new security issue that exposed the data of 52.5 million users. Only two months ago, Google announced … More Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

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

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

Google slapped with €4.34bn fine by EU over antitrust violations

Tech giant has 90 days to comply with ruling or faces further penalties over ‘anti-competitive’ practices. European antitrust regulators fined Google a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for being in breach of EU antitrust rules. The landmark fine was imposed on Google on Wednesday after the European Union (EU) found that the tech giant required … More Google slapped with €4.34bn fine by EU over antitrust violations