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PhantomLance backdoor distributed via Google Play for years

PhantomLance distributed via Google Play

Last summer, Doctor Web experts discovered an unremarkable malware on Google Play that was distributed under the mask of an OpenGL Plugin application. The malware allowed remotely control infected Android devices and monitor their users. It turned out that this incident is part of the PhantomLance backdoor’s large malware campaign …

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Android preinstalled applications are full of vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities in Android Pre-installed Software

Kryptowire company specialists conducted automatic analysis of applications that were preinstalled on Android-smartphones, and discovered more than 150 vulnerabilities. Among other permissions, preinstalled programs allow remote change of settings, side code execution and unpermitted audio recording. “In research funded by the US Department of Homeland Security, the Kryptowire found apps …

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Scammers found a new way to make money on Google Play

Scammers make money on Google Play

Sophos researchers discovered fraudulent applications on Google Play that make money by deceiving hundreds of dollars from victims’ accounts. Attackers lure the audience with a free trial period, after which they deduct money from the user, even if he deleted the program. Experts have counted at least 15 such applications …

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Avast researchers found on Google Play several surveillance applications

Avast researchers found on Google Play several surveillance applications

Avast specialists discovered seven spyware applications for ordinary users (the so-called stalkerware) in the Google Play directory. Although these products regularly removed from the catalog, as the rules of Google Play strictly prohibit the distribution of such solutions, many of them manage still to gain thousands of installations. Such issue …

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Trojan for Android masked under an update for OpenGL ES

Trojan for Android

Doctor Web specialists found in the Google Play catalog a malware that allowed remote control of infected Android devices and monitor users. The malicious program received the Android.Backdoor.736.origin identifier and was distributed under the mask of the OpenGL Plugin application, supposedly intended to check the version of the OpenGL ES …

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Fake bank apps on Google Play!

Another set of fake banking apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. Claiming to increase the credit card limit for users of three Indian banks, the malicious apps phish for credit card details and internet banking credentials using bogus forms. What’s even worse, the data stolen …

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