Have you downloaded that Android malware from the Play Store lately?

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:58:26 +0000

Hopefully not, because these Android malware families that have recently plagued the Store are quite sophisticated and nasty.

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Improving security for mobile devices: CISA issues guides

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:20:57 +0000

CISA has released actionable guides with advice on how to improve security for mobile devices, both for consumers and organizations.

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A 20-second tweak for smarter, simpler Android security

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 06:18:00 -0800

Security is important. That much is obvious, right?

And despite all the over-the-top, hilariously sensational headlines suggesting the contrary, the most realistic security threats on Android aren’t from the big, bad malware monster lurking in the shadows and waiting to steal your darkest secrets whilst drinking all of your cocoa.

Nope — the biggest risk to your security on Android is (drumroll, please…) you. The likelihood that you’ll at some point provide personal information to an ill-intending person or fail to properly secure an account in some way is without a doubt the most realistic threat to your virtual wellbeing. Malware? Meh. That’s rarely scary in anything more than a theoretical sense.

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[updated] Patch now! Microsoft plugs actively exploited zero-days and other updates

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 14:30:23 +0000

Another Patch Tuesday has come around, and while it may seem as a calm one for a change, there is enough to patch and update.

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SoNot SoSafe: Android malware disguises itself as secure messaging app

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:34:09 +0000

SoSafe Chat, promoted as a secure messaging app for Android, is actually GravityRAT, a piece of malicious software that is known to spy on people and steal their data.

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SharkBot Android banking Trojan cleans users out

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:19:37 +0000

Researchers have found a new Android banking Trojan that has frightening capabilities. It uses Automatic Transfer Systems (ATS) to transfer your funds away.

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Patch now! Microsoft plugs actively exploited zero-days and other updates

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 14:30:23 +0000

Another Patch Tuesday has come around, and while it may seem as a calm one for a change, there is enough to patch and update.

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5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 03:00:00 -0700

Google’s Android 12 software is packed with interesting treasures — but unless you’re using one of Google’s own Pixel phones, it’s still a ways off from actually landing in your hands.

The tortoise-like pace of most Android updates is another subject for another day (as is the tortoise named Rupert who I’m pretty sure is responsible — that slimy-shelled rascal). Today, I want to explore some creative solutions for bringing a small but significant smidgeon of Android 12’s goodness onto any device this minute.

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