Categories ANDROID PHONES

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Google confirms some Android devices came preinstalled with Backdoor

Triada backdoors were preinstalled on few Android devices, Google reveals Google recently confirmed that some Android handsets were unknowingly infected with malware by smartphone manufactures even before they were shipped to customers. In a detailed study post, Google has explained how some hackers cleverly managed to put Triada, a malware designed […]

Hackers remotely hijack Android phones by exploiting insecure UC browser ‘feature’

‘Secret function’ in UC browser allows hackers to compromise Android devices Doctor Web, a leading Russian anti-malware company, published in a report that the mobile device browser – ‘UC Browser’ – could be exploited by remote attackers to automatically download and launch new software components, bypassing Google Play servers. For […]

Hackers can hack an Android smartphone just by looking at a PNG image

Vulnerability in PNG file can allow hackers to hack Android smartphones Beware, while opening a harmless-looking image downloaded from the internet, emails, social media apps, or messaging apps, as it could compromise your smartphone. Google has discovered three new critical vulnerabilities that allow hackers to hack an Android smartphone just […]

Google will start charging licensing fee for its Android apps in Europe

Google to charge device makers in Europe for Android apps in response to EU fine Google will start charging a licensing fee for Android device makers who want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube on handsets sold in Europe. The announcement made by Google comes in response […]

Apple is two years ahead of Android phones in 3D face sensing technology

Apple has a two year lead with 3D face sensing features behind its iPhone X face security feature Android phone makers will have to wait until 2019 to duplicate the 3D face sensing technology behind the Apple’s iPhone X, said three major part producers Viavi Solutions Inc, Finisar Corp and Ams AG. […]

Pre-installed RottenSys Malware Infected More Than 5 Million Android Phones

RottenSys botnet has taken over 5 million Android phones Almost 5 million Android phones preinstalled with an Android malware dubbed “RottenSys” were dispatched from the factory and received by the customers, according to a report published by Check Point Research, a company specializing in digital security. “The Check Point Mobile […]

New Versatile Android Malware Will Destroy Your Smartphone

Loapi: This malware is capable of destroying Android smartphones Security researchers from cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new strain of malware that targets Android smartphones and is capable of performing a plethora of malicious activities, from mining cryptocurrencies to launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and much […]