Tag: Android

Google Finally Removes 2 Fake Cryptocurrency Wallets From the Play Store

The recent cryptocurrency market surge has attracted a lot of attention. Not just because people are making good money, but also because criminals smell new opportunities to scam users. A new report by ESET confirms at least two fake cryptocurrency wallets were available for download on the Google Play Store. Both options are now removed, albeit they were available for far too long. Fake Cryptocurrency Wallets Remain a Problem As …
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4 Android-esque Alternatives Worth Keeping an eye on

When it comes to mobile devices, two major operating systems are competing for traction. Both Android and iOS are commonly used on a global scale. Even though there is nothing wrong with Google’s popular mobile operating system, there are those users looking for viable alternatives which offer a user-friendly experience. The following operating systems all borrow aspects from Android, yet add their own twist. LineageOS Gains More Traction Ever since …
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Google Delisted Over 700,000 Malicious Play Store Apps in 2017

The year 2017 was a rather interesting one for Google. This was especially true as far as its Android App Store was concerned. As in previous years, the Play Store saw an influx of malicious applications and nefarious developers. As a result, the parent company took harsh action and delisted over 700,000 troublesome applications. Moreover, it seems over 100,000 developers have had their access revoked as well. This is just a small step in …
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DressCode Android Botnet Remains Active 16 Months After Its Discovery

Botnets have proven to be a major pain in the rear for both security researchers and consumers. DressCode, one of the oldest Android botnets in existence, is still operational 16 months after it was initially discovered. This is a very real problem, as the malware opens a direct connection to infected phones. It is unclear why this solution still thrives in 2018, especially considering that most of the infected Google …
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