Archive | January 6, 2018

Google pulls dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data

"Mobile malware is up 100% year-over-year and there are no signs of slowing," said Dr Covington. "Further, the severity of mobile malware is up over 400% year-over-year." The malicious apps that Trend Micro found only targeted Android phones. "Android tends to have more malware for a variety of … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

Microsoft has released updates for Windows to block attempts by hackers and malware to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability in Intel x86-64 processors … The patch introduces a significant change to the design of Windows' internal memory management, and this is probably tripping up anti–malware tools, … Anti-malware Google Alert – Anti-malware

Google Removes Nearly Two Dozen Malware-Laden Android Apps From Play

Some users who downloaded the malware-laden Android apps were forced to click on ads to answer calls or perform other actions on their device. Even when users unknowingly purchased supposedly ad-free versions of the malicious apps, they were served with ads anyway. “The deception was far … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware