In Nokia's latest Threat Intelligence Report, it was revealed that smartphones account for 72% of mobile network infections for 2017, with Android being the most targeted platform.
As part of an effort to remove apps that exploit Accessibility services to serve malware, Google has emailed developers to remove their app if it doesn't really help users with the app experience.
An exploit that takes advantage of antivirus programs has been discovered by a security expert. By abusing NTFS junctions, an attacker can move malware out of quarantine and launch them on the system.
Two banking Trojans, Qakbot and Emotet, have recently shown a rise in activity, according to a recent report by Microsoft. It is now also infecting small to large businesses aside from home users.
Facebook has partnered with the Australian eSafety office to help prevent intimate images from being uploaded if it is non-consensual. It will utilize digital fingerprinting to identify these photos.
A new phishing scam pretending to be from Netflix has recently been discovered, telling recipients that their subscription has expired, and they have to "re-activate" to continue enjoying the service.
A new Android malware attack makes use of phishing, Trojan infection and data theft, all combined in a single scheme. At least 20,000 in Austria have already fallen to the banking scheme.
Crunchyroll, a popular online streaming service for watching anime, was recently the victim of a DNS hijack which saw a malicious payload delivered to otherwise unsuspecting users.
A security researcher found an issue within Google's bug-tracking system. By signing up with a fake corporate email address, he gained access to some confidential and sensitive information .
Electrical appliance retailers in mainland China are now reportedly offering large discounts on the iPhone 8/8 Plus, after lackluster demand was recorded. Price cuts up to almost $200 can be availed.
In a test conducted by news site Mashable, Apple's new iPhone X experienced issues in identifying twins, mistakenly unlocking itself with the wrong person in front of its face-recognition sensor.
A loophole in SMB servers is being used by attackers to fool Windows Defender into scanning a clean-looking file. In reality, however, the file has been switched to ultimately allow execution.
A web security expert recently found a bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser that utilizes HTML tags that potentially reveal a user's browsing habits to an unauthorized third party.
Twitter has soft-launched a new Lite version of its app for the Philippines,. The application aims to provide a reliable and speedy service for those who have a relatively slow internet connection.
A recent study by security firm McAfee regarding celebrities that generate the most dangerous web results reveal Avril Lavigne at the top of the list, which is reportedly caused by free mp3 searches.
Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
A new malware that attacks devices via Bluetooth has been discovered by a security firm. Without the need to pair, it can spread itself onto other devices without the victim's knowledge.
After introducing colored status updates, Facebook seems to be testing a new feature that could also do the same to comments. A small number of users were reportedly able to use it.
The Recording Industry Association of America has settled with YouTube-mp3.org, after it sued the online service on behalf of labels last year. Its operators have agreed to shut down the website.
Acer has revealed today at IFA an updated version of its Chromebook 15 laptop, which now has an aluminum design and support for Android apps. Its specifications can be customized by the buyer.
Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
The Internal Revenue Service of the United States has released a warning over an email scam that uses the name of the agency and FBI to discreetly download ransomware, locking the victim's files.
A ransomware development kit from China allows anyone interested to customize their own ransomware for Android. Coding skills are not necessary, only requiring the user to fill out a form.
A security researcher recently discovered a new malware attack on Facebook that uses social engineering. It can even detect a user's system settings so they can be targeted with appropriate adware.
Remote access solutions firm Fireworld received flak after it published an article saying how its spying software can be used to check if a parent's son is gay. The writeup has been taken down since.
A new variant of the Locky ransomware has been discovered, which now utilizes a new file extension. After encrypting files, it will demand 0.49 Bitcoins, which is equal to more than $2,000.
A student from Uruguay has been rewarded by Google with $10,000 after he found a security issue that could have been used by hackers to steal sensitive information. The flaw has since been fixed.
A vulnerability in Windows OLE is being exploited by cybercriminals. The attack makes use of an innocuous-looking PowerPoint attachment, which in turn downloads malware to spy on users.
An adware called Mughthesec has been recently discovered. It masquerades as an installer for Flash Player, which comes bundled with three other programs. These will then modify browser settings.
A ransomware variant infamous for encrypting the entire hard drive has returned to target large corporations and organizations. It also manipulates the Master Boot Record to prevent system access.
In an effort towards improving the quality of ads online, Google has announced steps to record websites that use elements like pop-ups. Those tagged can review and rectify the issue presented to them.
A new phishing campaign which utilizes spam emails was recently discovered by Microsoft. These will redirect to websites that will try to extort money from victims through fake tech support.
The Cerber ransomware has gained an ability to steal Bitcoin wallets and browser passwords from host computers, according to a security report. This is done aside from the usual encryption process.
An Android Trojan was recently found to be updated with a keylogger and capability to take advantage of the OS's accessibility feature, which can be used to display phishing links and steal data.
Financial company Visa recently conducted a study on online shopping, which found that nearly three-quarters of UK consumers discard their carts over fears of possible security issues.
Amazon has suspended the sales of Blu smartphones over potential privacy concerns. This comes after a security firm found that the company's handsets silently collected and exploited private data.
A web developer has started a petition on GitHub asking Adobe to open source Flash after its plans to discontinue the platform by 2020. Its aim is to preserve web content for archival purposes.
Android security researchers have recently found a new spyware called Lipizzan that made its way into the Google Play Store. The program could silently gather sensitive data about the victim.
According to a recent study by Google, Chainanalysis, and two universities, ransomware victims have paid out over $25 million dollars over the past two years in hopes of getting their files decrypted.
A piece of malware for macOS, initially discovered back in January, has been found with a new variant, which discreetly spies on host computers, steals sensitive files, and run background processes.