Who is to blame for the malicious Barcode Scanner that got on the Google Play store?

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 22:48:53 +0000

LavaBird claims it was not them who is responsible for uploading malicious versions of Barcode Scanner, but an account named The space team.

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A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:35:25 +0000

In this week in security (November 9 – November 15), we look at RegretLocker, the future of IoT cybersecurity, and far more.

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Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:00:00 -0800

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason.

As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. If you look closely, in fact, you’ll start to notice that the vast majority of those stories stem from companies that — gasp! — make their money selling malware protection programs for Android phones. (Pure coincidence, right?)

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