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How to protect yourself as the threat of scam apps grows

BY POSTED December 22, 2018 7:00 am

As the threat of bogus apps continues, what can we do to protect ourselves against these fraudulent practices? There’s nothing new about advertisers and app developers using deceptive practices, but the Touch ID scam that Lukáš Štefanko wrote about recently is a significant twist in this ongoing story. Of course, iOS users are not alone in facing these dilemmas; as Lukáš wrote earlier this … Continue reading How to protect yourself as the threat of scam apps grows

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Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

BY POSTED July 14, 2017 6:58 pm

Watch out! There’s a WhatsApp account thief about! Have you received an email claiming to come from WhatsApp that warns that you have been using the service for more than one year and that it’s time to take out a subscription? Beware! The emails are, of course, a scam designed to trick you into clicking … Continue reading Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

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If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …

BY POSTED March 26, 2017 9:30 am

Minecraft players have been exposed to scams and aggressive ads brought by 87 fake Minecraft mods recently spotted on Google Play. The apps can be divided into two categories – the ad-displaying downloader detected by ESET as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JL and fake apps redirecting users to scam websites, detected as Android/FakeApp.FG. Altogether, the 87 fake mods reached … Continue reading If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …

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New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

BY POSTED February 14, 2017 2:00 pm

Android users have been exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware. The application, detected by ESET security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI, tricks its victims into granting it special permissions in the Android accessibility menu and uses these to download and execute … Continue reading New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware

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Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox

BY POSTED December 5, 2016 2:03 pm

Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals, steadily growing on multiple platforms – including mobile since 2014. Android users have been targeted by various types of this extorting malware, most frequently by the police ransomware, trying to scare victims into paying up after (falsely) accusing them of harvesting illegal content on their devices. … Continue reading Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox