The virtual keyboard app ai.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. The Android version of the popular virtual keyboard app ai.type has attempted to make over 14 million unauthorized transactions that could have cost the users US$18 million in unwanted charges, … More Android keyboard app caught red‑handed trying to make sneaky purchases
ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight million times, use several tricks for stealth and persistence. We detected a large adware campaign running for about a year, with the involved apps installed eight million times from Google Play alone. We identified 42 … More Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users
Why you should ensure that all those apps on your smartphone only run with the permissions they reasonably need to do their job. Friends mention exciting new apps or we see a promotion that requires an app to be downloaded, and the rush is on to download the app and start interacting with it. But … More Do apps need all the permissions?
Are you – and especially your children – aware of the risks that may come with sharing selfies? Social media sites are brimming with instant self-portraits, and children and teens are especially adept at taking and sharing images of themselves online. But it can be just as safely assumed that tweens and teens, and not … More Selfies for kids – A guide for parents
The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind. Facebook announced this week that it is suing two Asia-based Android app developers over alleged ad fraud. The social network alleges that LionMobi, based in Hong Kong, and JediMobi, based in Singapore, made apps available on the Google … More Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit
A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?
ESET researchers discover a new Android ransomware family that attempts to spread to victims’ contacts and deploys some unusual tricks. NOTE: Users with ESET Mobile Security receive a warning about the malicious link; should they ignore the warning and download the app, the security solution will block it. After two years of decline in Android … More New ransomware attacking Android mobiles by tricking Reddit users