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postheadericon DoubleLocker Android ransomware explained

The infection mechanism works well – which is crucial for determining how big of a deal a piece of malware is.

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postheadericon DoubleLocker: Innovative Android Ransomware

DoubleLocker can change the device’s PIN, preventing victims from accessing their devices, and also encrypts the data it finds in them – a combination that has not been seen previously in the Android ecosystem.

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postheadericon Your Android lock screen pattern isn’t as safe as a PIN code

What’s safer? Using a numeric PIN code to unlock your Android smartphone or relying on a finger squiggle? The answer might surprise you.

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postheadericon Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Google has been forced to remove almost 300 apps from its Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked for DDoS attacks.

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postheadericon Malware found lurking behind every app at alternative Android store

ESET researchers have discovered an Android app store distributing malware on a mass scale.

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postheadericon Talking Android ransomware extorts victims

Talking Android ransomware sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. It’s not – it’s very real, explains ESET’s Lukas Stefanko.

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postheadericon Released Android malware source code used to run a banking botnet

ESET researchers have discovered a new variant of botnet-forming Android banking malware based on source code made public a couple of months ago.

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postheadericon Android malware: It doesn’t hurt to know about this

Android malware is an increasing problem … but worry not – n this infographic, we highlight some of the key things you should be aware of.

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postheadericon New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

Android users are exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player and serving as an entrance gate for potentially any kind of dangerous malware

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postheadericon Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

ESET lifts the lid on Android ransomware – the picture doesn’t look good. It’s on the increase and extremely sophisticated.

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