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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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Facebook and Google are monitoring porn users

Facebook and Google are monitoring porn

Researchers concluded that large IT-companies, such as Facebook and Google, monitor porn sites users. Authors of the research, specialists from Microsoft Research, Carnegie Melon University and University of Pennsylvania analyzed 22,484 porn sites and found that 93% of them transfer data to third parties, including cases of access through the …

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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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