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Google boots 8 Android Apps from Play

Google has taken 8 apps from its Play store, even though they have been downloaded as many as 2.6 MILLION times. Researchers found the apps in question could add devices to a bot net and can perform denial-of-service attacks, as well as other actions. View full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Ars Technica Read More »

Former FireEye intern admits developing super-stealthy Android spyware

A former intern at security firm FireEye has admitted in federal court that he designed a malicious software tool that allowed attackers to take control of other Android phones so they could spy on their owners. Morgan Culbertson, 20, pleaded guilty to federal charges involving Dendroid, a software tool that provided everything needed to develop highly stealthy apps that among ... Read More »

AppBugs Sounds Alarm on Apps Vulnerable to Hacking

In today’s news: Millions of app users’ accounts are at risk, as popular apps allow brute force hacking techniques and don’t employ two-factor authentication. More IT security news at www.itsecurityguru.org @IT_SecGuru Read More »

Consumers at risk from malicious mobile apps UK brands don’t know about

New research from RiskIQ, the Digital Footprint Security company, highlights the risks posed to UK organisation’s and their customers from unauthorised or fraudulent mobile apps and unauthorised app stores. Companies spanning retailers, travel companies, media & entertainment, gambling firms and banks have far more mobile apps owned by them or referencing their brand than they are aware of, many of ... Read More »

Between 300,000 and 1,200,000 users may be affected by premium-SMS sending apps downloaded fro m Google Play

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has identified malicious apps on Google Play that can sign users up to premium SMS subscription services without their permission. These new threats have been able to infect at least 300,000 users so far, although the number of malicious downloads could have reached 1,200,000. “Easy Hairdos”, “Abs Diets”, “Workout Routines” and “Cupcake Recipes” are ... Read More »