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“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

On Sep 28, 2020
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Dozens of malicious apps, some available in Play, found in the past couple months.

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“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

Dozens of malicious apps, some available in Play, found in the past couple months.

Joker Trojans Flood the Android Ecosystem

Joker Trojans Flood the Android Ecosystem

September saw dozens of Joker malware variants hitting Google Play and third-party app stores.

Android security: Six more apps containing Joker malware removed from the Google Play Store

Android security: Six more apps containing Joker malware removed from the Google Play Store

Researchers say the six apps had combined total of 200,000 downloads - and users who installed them should delete them.

'Joker' Android Malware Pulls Another Trick to Land on Google's Play Store

'Joker' Android Malware Pulls Another Trick to Land on Google's Play Store

Authors of the malware, which signs up mobile users for premium services, are repeatedly finding ways to bypass app review checks.

Uninstall More of These Android Apps With 'Joker' Malware

Uninstall More of These Android Apps With 'Joker' Malware

Cybersecurity researchers from Zscaler recently discovered 17 shady apps containing the “Joker” malware on the Google Play Store. The researchers reported the apps, which are now banned and ...

Google Blocks Third-Party App Store Downloads for Android Users

Google Blocks Third-Party App Store Downloads for Android Users

Google Blocks Third-Party App Store Downloads for Android Users. Advanced Protection Program available to all users

WARNING — Malware Found in CamScanner Android App With 100+ Million Users

WARNING — Malware Found in CamScanner Android App With 100+ Million Users

Trojan dropper malware found in popular CamScanner Android app on Google Play Store.

Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store

Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store

Google announced Wednesday it would work with multiple cybersecurity companies to better secure the Google Play Store, which hackers have repeatedly used to distribute malicious software. ...

Kaspersky Shares Findings on PhantomLance Espionage Campaign Targeting Android Users in Southeast Asia

Kaspersky Shares Findings on PhantomLance Espionage Campaign Targeting Android Users in Southeast Asia

Kaspersky researchers detected a sophisticated malicious campaign targeting users of Android devices, which can be attributed with medium confidence to the OceanLotus advanced persistent ...

Google Removes Trove of Risky 'Bread' Apps From Play Store

Google Removes Trove of Risky 'Bread' Apps From Play Store

Google has removed 1,700 unique applications that were part of a family of potentially unwanted programs know as "Bread" and "Joker".

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps from Google Play that were infected with adware

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps from Google Play that were infected with adware

Security researchers have found dozens of Android apps in the Google Play store serving ads to unsuspecting victims as part of a money-making scheme. ESET researchers found 42 apps ...

Joker is No Laughing Matter: 64 New Variants Discovered in Less Than a Month

Joker is No Laughing Matter: 64 New Variants Discovered in Less Than a Month

Recently, Zimperium found 64 variants of “Joker” trojans unreported by the anti-malware industry. The fact these were discovered is no laughing matter.

Massively popular Phone PDF app contains malicious dropper

Massively popular Phone PDF app contains malicious dropper

A popular mobile PDF creator that has been downloaded from Google Play more than 100 million times was found to have a malicious dropper component

Kaspersky found malware in popular CamScanner app. Remove it now from your phone!

Kaspersky found malware in popular CamScanner app. Remove it now from your phone!

Security experts from Kaspersky spotted a malware in the free version of the popular PDF creator application CamScanner app. CamScanner is a very popular Phone PDF creator app with more ...

Popular Android App being Tampered by Hackers to Disseminate Malware

Popular Android App being Tampered by Hackers to Disseminate Malware

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