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Hong Kong users accuse Facebook and China’s Zao app in violating privacy

Facebook and Zao violating privacy

In the past few years, Facebook was noticed in scandals related to violation of users’ privacy. Now, the Facebook application has been convicted of collecting information about users’ system libraries and uploading it to the company’s servers. Additionally, experts blame the Chinese face-changing application Zao for manipulating users’ data. Hong …

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Open Source Android Spyware AhMyth Enters Google Play Store

AhMyth entered Google Play

Another spyware program managed to bypass the filters of Google Play Store, the official store of applications for Android. The talk is about the AhMyth component implemented in a legitimate program, the source code of which has been available on GitHub for more than two years. AhMyth is a remote …

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Google Play clicker Trojan installed over 100 million times

Google Play clicker Trojan installed over 100 million times

Doctor Web analysts have revealed yet another trojan in the Google Play application directory. The threat received the identifier Android.Click.312.origin and is a classic clicker, so it is used to increase website visits and monetize online traffic. Malware was built into the most common at first glance applications (the list …

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July patches for Android fixing a number of critical RCE bugs

Released in July Android update (levels 2019-07-01 and 2019-07-05) brought patches for 33 vulnerabilities in OS itself, libraries, frameworks, and also for Qualcomm closed and open components. Among fixed issues were nine critical RCE bugs. According to the official Android Security Bulletin, the most dangerous of all vulnerabilities is a …

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Google changed safety politics in Play Store

Google Play

Changes aim to prevent any opportunities for malware developers to post their products in Google Play Store. In particular, Google implemented new limitations for Android API, and now prior to Play Store publication application will undergo a complicated safety check. Among other improvements is testing of new applications by people …

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