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MOBILE MALWARE NEWS

Fake WhatsApp version, allegedly by a spyware vendor, used to target select users: Report

February 04, 2021 5:43 pm

The news about the fake WhatsApp version was first brought to notice by security company ZecOps as they tweeted about the cyberattack.

Google removes 34 malware-infected apps from Play Store: Here's the list

October 07, 2020 1:15 pm

Google has detected 34 new apps infected with the Joker malware and removed them from its Play Store. It's time for you to also delete them from your phone.

What is Joker malware that affected apps on Google Play store?

July 12, 2020 11:24 am

The Joker malware steals money from users by subscribing them to paid subscriptions without their consent. It first simulates interaction with ads without users' knowledge and then steals the victim’s SMS messages including OTP to authenticate payments.

You cannot find out if there’s a malicious app on your device, but here’s what you can do

July 25, 2019 7:12 pm

In India, most users tend to download malware through third-party app stores, a lot of downloads also happen when people click on spam links received in SMSes. Indianexpress.com spoke to Venugopal N, Director of Security Engineering at CheckPoint India about India trends, tips on how to avoid the download of malicious apps on your device and more.

'Agent Smith' malware has affected 25 million phones: Check Point report

July 11, 2019 7:11 am

The Agent Smith mobile malware accesses the smartphone's resources to show fraudulent ads for financial gains, however, it could be easily used for much more intrusive and harmful purposes like theft of banking credentials and secretly listening to conversations.

Five billion Bluetooth devices at risk as 'BlueBorne' malware spreads

September 14, 2017 4:25 pm

BlueBorne allows attackers to take control of devices, access corporate data and networks, penetrate secure air-gapped networks, and spread malware laterally to adjacent devices, the researchers noted.

MWC: Symantec now warns of hybrid threats on Android phones

February 26, 2014 4:33 pm

Mobile malware is a decade old. In 2004, SymbOS.Cabir was the first to target phones

Music,lighting can be used to trigger mobile malware

May 27, 2013 1:15 pm

A team of UAB researchers was able to trigger malware hidden in mobile devices from 55 feet away.