Android mobile users might be glad to know that the crew behind Google’s mobile security has taken the opportunity to roll out an Android update that should fix a couple of security flaws that could potentially put Android handsets at risk if cybercriminals had taken advantage of them.
After experts in web security discovered that an iPhone unit belonging to a prominent Arab activist has been targeted with spyware, Apple has decided to immediately upgrade its iOS mobile operating system.
According to a research team from Check Point, an Israeli security company, they have discovered four new security flaws found in Android powered smartphones and tablet devices that sport a certain Qualcomm processor. And those flaws could let hackers gain full control of that Android handset.
According to Check Point, a manufacturer of cybersecurity software, a Chinese malware called HummingBad has infected at least 10 million Android powered mobile devices across the globe. The software firm has been monitoring the malware since it was first detected back in February of this year. Just recently, Check Point has published an analytical report of the potential damage that HummingBad can cause to devices.
A new malware called Viking Horde has started to infect various devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to a research team at Check Point, Viking Horde has already attacked a number of mobile apps at the Google Play store, including Viking Jump, Parrot Copter, Memory Booster, Simple 2048, and WiFi Plus.
There is a new mobile app that made its debut in Apple’s App Store last weekend, and it has the ability to alert iOS mobile users if the security of their iPhone devices has been compromised. Specifically, the System and Security Info app monitors the iPhone’s central processing unit (CPU), storage, and disk usage, plus a list of all ongoing processes.
Google has published its yearly Android security report for this year. The tech giant first released its annual report last year, and is continuing it in 2016 for the second time ever. The results of the security report are pretty revealing, especially with regards to the co-relation between the level of security you have and where you acquire your mobile apps.
A band of researchers have discovered a new strain of Android malware that is nearly impossible to remove from mobile devices. Furthermore, it has the capability of rendering smartphones vulnerable to harmful root exploits. What is worse is that the Android malware has the ability to mask itself as one of the many mobile apps supplied from Facebook, Twitter, and even Okta, a two factor authentication service.
Apple is doing it again. The iPhone maker has proceeded to deleting more than 250 mobile apps from its App Store, and most of the apps removed were mostly Chinese made, and were already downloaded by a total of about 1 million iOS users.
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