Tag: malware

Google removes 17 apps from Play Store for user data theft

Google has removed 17 Android applications from its official distribution service platform -Play Store. The 17 apps were infected with the Joker malware, which is also called Bread malware. The… Read more »

Chinese smartphone brand pre-installs malware to steal money, user data

Chinese-made smartphones are known to offer good specs at affordable prices. There are brands like Xiaomi and Realme that cater to such needs especially in the budget range. Turns out… Read more »

Malware Joker: Google blocks 11 apps from Play Store

Google has reportedly banned 11 apps from its app store for injecting malware into users’ phones. The applications include include com.imagecompress.android, com.relax.relaxation.androidsms, com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances), com.peason.lovinglovemessage, com.contact.withme.texts, com.hmvoice.friendsms, com.file.recovefiles,… Read more »

Google helps users avoid covid-19 online security scams by a website

Google launched a new website on Wednesday, focused on avoiding covid-19 related security scams. With the rise in online security scams related to covid‑19 pandemic , this site aims to… Read more »

Hackers used Asus software update to inject malware into millions of PCs

Taiwan’s hardware company Asus unwittingly pushed out malware through its official updates to around half a million computers last year after hackers compromised the company’s servers, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab… Read more »