According to reports, 25 million Android devices around the world were infected by way of a plague referred to as Agent Smith, of which 15 million are in India. The Agent Smith virus pops ads on infected phones and is reportedly infecting devices through third-party app stores.
Interesting points for expanding your Mobile App Security
Google has officially announced the major version of Android, 9.0 Pie
This Trojan distributed under several Google Play store apps which have been downloaded more than 6,500,000 times in total.
The upcoming version of the Android OS — codenamed only Android P for the moment — will block applications from accessing and monitoring the operating system’s network activity.
A new type of Android malware that infects devices and untetheredly mines Monero in the phone’s background until the battery is exhausted or the device gives out, Called HiddenMiner.
SmeshApp IM app spies on Indian Army and sends sensitive information to Pakistan owned server in Germany.
Indian TV station CNN-IBN has discovered that Pakistani officials were collecting data about Indian troop movements using an Android app called SmeshApp.
According to the TV station’s investigation, which received a tip from an inside source, Pakistan army’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) agency was behind an Android app available through Google’s Play Store, named SmeshApp (Google Cache link).
Alert.. ! Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. Cowboy Adventure was a relatively popular game on the Google Play store. That popularity in itself is unremarkable: however, the developers of the app also used it as a tool to harvest Facebook credentials, and that did raise a few eyebrows. It was one of two games that contained this malicious functionality, the other one being Jump Chess.
A phishing campaign targeting Android developers who are publishing their creations in Google Play, Android’s official app store. The from field in the email comes from “Play Developer Support”, with the subject “Update your Account Informations”, as you can see in the following screenshot:
Facebook users who downloaded an application called Unfriend Alert need to be on the alert.
The app did not do what it promised. What it did do, however, was send victims’ login information to yougotunfriended.com.
Unfriend Alert also does not show up on Facebook users’ lists of apps.