Downloading apps from Google Play is a safer proposition than doing it from third party markets, but despite Google using an automated app scanning service ("Bouncer") to spot malicious apps, it still does not guarantee that you won't download one.
G DATA security experts discovered 440,267 new Android malware strains in the first quarter of 2015, which means that a new mobile malware strain for Android was discovered every 18 seconds.
Bitdefender researchers have discovered that Android app Instapaper is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that could expose users’ signup/login credentials when logging into their accounts.
Using encryption to protect mobile traffic and especially the exchange of credentials between the user and company servers should be a must in this day and age.
A vulnerability in the Swift keyboard, which comes pre-installed on Samsung mobile devices, can be exploited by remote attackers to secretly install malicious apps, access the device's camera and microphone and more, claims NowSecure security researcher Ryan Welton.
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