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Google committed to keeping ransomware away from Android
Google says that since 2015, fewer than 0.00001% of apps on the Google Play store and less than .01% of apps elsewhere were ransomware.
Unit 42 researchers suspect Ewind adware Trojan is 100% Russian
The Android Ewind family has just become a little bigger, after Unit 42 researchers discovered multiple new samples of the family.
Google’s hacking contest ‘Project Zero’ was a flop: What went wrong?
Not a single person claimed Google’s Project Zero prizes, even after six months of being open to participants.
Here are the top trends in Android ransomware right now
Android devices are used to store increasing amounts of valuable data, making Android ransomware ever more worthwhile for attackers.
Listen up: Android.Lockdroid.E ransomware makes victims speak out loud
Android users are being targeted in a new type of ransomware attack that uses speech recognition as the unlock code method.
Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet
The new Android banking malware ESET recently discovered on Google Play was spotted in the wild again, targeting more banks.
Dangerous Android Trojan masquerades as Flash Player update
A new Android Trojan has been lurking under a fake app that tries to mimic a Flash Player update, ESET discovered this week.
Could Android instant apps be significant for the enterprise?
It's still very early days for Android Instant Apps, with no solid information existing at present as to when a wider release may happen.
Wavelink signs on new Australian distie
“Aniluin has a great reputation in the market and has delivered successful deployments for the Android-based Cipherlab product range."
Nokia makes official comeback with Android smartphone in China
“Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market."
Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox
Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals.
Game review: Jack N' Jill 3D - a great little time waster
This game is a fun little time waster for those moments when you’re looking for something light, but with a little bit of a challenge.
Check Point: Asia hardest hit in 'Gooligan' Android malware attacks
Check Point has uncovered Android malware that is infecting more than 13,000 devices every single day. Here's what you need to know.
There's great news for Android, but not so good for Apple
The relentless march of Android continues, and it isn't good news for Apple. There is no Steve Jobs to ride in and turn things around this time.
8 years of Android: malware, malicious apps, and how to stay safe
Android now controls over 85% of the smartphone market and is by far the biggest player in the tablet market as well.
Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?
Trend Micro tackles ransomware threat with new software
"As technology and cybercrime continue to evolve, so do the security threats that come with it."
Android 6's security features prove no match for Gugi banking trojan
Android 6's security features are proving no match for the Gugi banking trojan, which has been able to slip past the platform's blocking mechanisms.
Lenovo and Microsoft strengthen strategic ties
"The collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for Lenovo’s customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s popular apps."
ESET warns Android users to beware of fake QuadRooter patch apps
ESET is warning Android users to watch out for fake patch apps, the first of their kind to take advantage of the QuadRooter vulnerability.
BlackBerry launches new services to Android users
BlackBerry delivers on its smartphone software strategy, offering BlackBerry Hub+ for Android users.
ESET discovers fake Prisma apps full of trojans
ESET researchers reported fake versions of photo transformation app Prisma on Google Play, just ahead of the official app's launch last month.
Start experimenting with Google's new science app
Making & Science is a new initiative created by Google that’s aimed to inspire prospective scientists and future creators.
Fake apps on Google Play tricked users into paying
Many malicious developers try to trick users into downloading their apps by creating the illusion of a useful application.