If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.
Threats to users of adult websites have decreased in 2018, compared to the previous year, with 650,000 users facing attacks from online resources, a drop of 36% from 2017 when more than a million attacks were recorded, a study claims.
Microsoft wants the population of Windows users to grow. Intel would like to see that happening too, given that it is joined at the arm and the hip to the Redmond software behemoth. Newer PCs are more expensive, but run the bloated Windows operating system that much faster.
Security firm Sophos Labs says it has found several popular Android apps in the Google Play store that contain a third-party library that keeps popping up ads even if the user tries to close them.
Check Point researchers have discovered yet another widespread malware campaign in 41 apps on Google Play. They claim that it is possibly the largest malware campaign found yet on Google Play.
A new research paper has discovered that 38% of free virtual private network (VPN) software has malware and 84% leak users' traffic in complete disregard of the users' privacy they should be protecting.
Check Point has found a new variant of the HummingBad malware hidden in more than 20 apps on Google Play. Before removal, the infected apps were downloaded several million times by unsuspecting users.
Android’s recent API modifications to allow adware to use Android’s accessibility service may have allowed malware to enter the system.
Designing new malware to keep ahead of the increasingly efficient malware scanners is becoming expensive. The new attack vector in 2016 is you – or rather your willingness to click on a web link.
Security firm Lookout has detected over 20,000 samples of trojanised adware masquerading as legitimate top Android apps, but only if you download them from third party stores.
Can you trust the software on your computer does what it states, and nothing else? uTorrent has proven the value of open source software by mistreating the trust of its users.
Even just the sound of it is something quite ferocious.
Lenovo has moved swiftly to douse the Superfish scandal, a third-party program pre-installed, only on consumer notebooks between September 2014 and February 2015.
Did Lenovo Product Engineer Ashton Kutcher know that the Chinese company he works for has included the notorious SSL-compromising Superfish software on its consumer PCs?
A US-based company thinks a heavily curated store can save consumers from mobile malware - but why should we trust it?
Almost three months after being alerted to its presence, Apple has taken down from the App Store an allegedly fake Tor Browser containing adware and spyware.
COMMENT Passing the buck is a game at which Microsoft is adept. In the computer security industry, one needs to have tons of chutzpah to hold others responsible for one's own security stuff-ups.
Security firm Sophos is prepping Facebook users for a new round of baiting video threats on the social networking site. Once again, spammers are hoping to lure us with the promise of distracting beach babes.
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