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postheadericon Banking malware on Google Play targets Polish banks

Besides delivering the promised functionalities, the malicious apps can display fake notifications and login forms seemingly coming from legitimate banking applications, harvest credentials entered into the fake forms, as well as intercept text messages to bypass SMS-based 2-factor authentication.

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postheadericon New campaigns spread banking malware through Google Play

For a user, it can be difficult to figure out whether an app is malicious. First off it is always good only to install applications from the Google Play store, since most malware is still mainly spread through alternative stores.

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postheadericon Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play

In all the cases we investigated, the final payload was a mobile banking trojan. Once installed, it behaves like a typical malicious app of this kind: it may present the user with fake login forms to steal credentials or credit card details.

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postheadericon Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking

ESET detected a modified version of Windows Movie Maker that aims to collect money from unaware users. The spread has been boosted by SEO.

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postheadericon Fake cryptocurrency trading apps on Google Play

With all the hype around cryptocurrencies, cybercriminals are trying to grab whatever new opportunity they can – be it hijacking users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrencies via browsers or by compromising unpatched machines, or various scam schemes utilizing phishing websites and fake apps.

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postheadericon Bankbot trojan returns to Google Play with new tricks

The Android banking trojan that we first informed about in the beginning of this year has found its way to Google Play again and contains new tricks designed to get access to the private banking information of the user.

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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 Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

Google has rewarded a Uruguayan student with $ 10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could allow hackers to access sensitive data.

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postheadericon Is it safe to store corporate information on Google Drive (or similar services)?

When it comes to protecting corporate information, some doubt whether or not the cloud is the best option. We look at all the security services available.

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postheadericon In ongoing phishing fight, Google to delay delivery of suspicious messages to enterprise Gmail customers

How well Google protects its business customers impacts all of us – whether we have personally chosen to be users of Google’s services or not.

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