Items tagged with Android

The key to any malware campaign is getting malicious code onto a target device, and often, attackers will use a legitimate app store as a vector. Samsung's Android smartphones ship with the Google Play Store, which has hosted its fair share of malware over the years, as well as the less popular Galaxy App Store... Read more...
It looks like the US-bound OnePlus 11 5G will be arriving mostly unchanged from the Chinese market version, apart from lower charging speeds. I think OnePlus took it literally when its fans asked it to charge less for the phone when it decides to sell the device here. Over on Twitter, frequent tipster SnoopyTech... Read more...
Microsoft has been getting cozy with Android ever since the company ditched its own mobile OS plans. Not only does Microsoft make a line of Android phones, but it has also Android built into Windows itself. Now, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is getting a big update to the latest version of the OS, Android... Read more...
If you’ve ever used one of Lenovo’s ThinkPads, you’re familiar with the solid build, high-quality materials, superior ergonomics, and high–end specs these laptops offer. Now, the company is hoping to replicate this experience with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, a flagship smartphone that aims to... Read more...
Google is kicking off 2023 with a new software update for the Pixel phones, something it does almost every month. However, this update isn't just the usual collection of bug fixes and patches. Pixel owners will also get long-awaited support for spatial audio, but this feature is limited to the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro... Read more...
Santa Claus is coming to town, and NORAD is giving everyone an easy way to track the jolly fellow. You can prepare your Santa watch party by visiting the NORAD Tracks Santa website, or by downloading the Android or iOS app. Santa is making a list and checking it twice ahead of his annual trip around the world to... Read more...
At Qualcomm’s annual tech summit in Maui which took place recently, the company introduced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a chip that will soon power the mightiest of Android smartphones. Obviously, this flagship mobile platform delivers a wide array of performance and efficiency improvements, plus cool new features... Read more...
In the course of investigating an Android banking Trojan known as “Ermac,” cybersecurity researchers at ThreatFabric recently discovered a service that takes legitimate apps and turns them into Trojans. The researchers have named this service “Zombinder,” as it binds a malware dropper to legitimate apps, effectively... Read more...
Google is celebrating the season of giving with a feature drop for its Pixel phones and Pixel Watch, with some features expanding to new regions and languages. Let's begin with new features for the Pixel 7 series. Promised during launch, the phones are receiving VPN protection by Google One free of charge. This VPN... Read more...
Carl Pei was one of founders of OnePlus, and his latest smartphone venture has its sights set on the US. Nothing launched its first phone only in international markets, but it has started laying the groundwork for a US launch. Coming to the US is going to mean taking on Apple, and that's a tall order. Pei believes... Read more...
In the latest detection statistics by Dr. Web antivirus for Android, it found that more than two million users were being bamboozled into installing and using certain apps that were actually backdoors for malware, phishing, and adware. These apps were disguised as rewards apps, utilities or system optimizers that... Read more...
Android TV OS drives billions of displays worldwide, allowing people to watch content across platforms, play games, and enjoy all the other features of a smart TV. Now, Google is updating the OS with Android 13 for TV. This release brings improved performance and accessibility for developers, which should help make... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Zimperium, has published a blog post detailing a recently discovered Android malware campaign that has been ongoing since 2018. This campaign spreads a set of malicious apps the researchers are calling the “Schoolyard Bully Trojan” on account of the fact that the malicious apps are disguised as... Read more...
In a surprise (yet welcomed) move, smartphone maker OnePlus has decided to one-up Google by revamping its device update policy, providing four years of OS platform updates and five years of security patches. In terms of OS updates, OnePlus ties first place with Samsung, which is very commendable. Google lags in third... Read more...
Twitter is still chugging along despite its shrinking workforce, and new owner Elon Musk continues to pop up and make promises almost whenever he's summoned. It can be hard to keep track of all the things Musk claims he's going to do, particularly since he started posting his every thought on Twitter. Now, the... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm ESET have discovered an active Android malware campaign that began in January 2022. The campaign in question distributes spyware injected into legitimate VPN apps. The researchers have tied this campaign to an advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as “Bahamut.” Bahamut... Read more...
Qualcomm had a lot of new technology to roll out at its annual Snapdragon Summit this year in Maui, HI. The company teased a new custom CPU core, announced a hardware platform for smart glasses, and of course, unveiled its latest flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform—the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. This new Arm-based... Read more...
Almost a year ago exactly, DuckDuckGo introduced a new App Tracking Protection feature for its Android browser app as part of the company’s plan to build an all-in-one privacy app that extends beyond just web browsing and search results. DuckDuckGo initially launched this new feature in closed beta, but, as of... Read more...
Around 8,000 Android and iOS apps rely on code provided by Pushwoosh to monitor user activity and send custom push notifications. According to a report by Reuters, Pushwoosh has made efforts to portray itself as a US-based company, obscuring the fact that the company operates out of Russia. Among the clients that... Read more...
The deals keep on rolling in, as we roll-up to Black Friday 2022, and we will keep on helping you find them. Yes, more early Black Friday deals are now surfacing, and this time of the mobile persuasion. Check out these great offerings from Google, Motorola, Samsung, and more... We'll start things off with one of... Read more...
Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs have discovered a small handful of malicious Android apps loitering in Google Play, which collectively have racked up over 1 million installations. According to the researchers, each of the four malicious apps is contaminated with a Trojan that serves up adware and directs... Read more...
Google's budget-conscious A-series Pixels have been a solid purchase since their debut with the Pixel 3a. A new report suggests that Google's new budget Pixel 7a is going to represent a major upgrade over the already very good 6a (above). In fact, it may even beat the flagship Pixel 7 in some ways. Because Android... Read more...
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