This is how malicious Android apps avoid Google’s security vetting

Time checks: An interesting technique documented by Bitdefender is the use of time checks. A hardcoded time stamp will be systematically reviewed, and if the time recorded is over 18 hours, adware then begins to show users advertising. Periodic checks to sustain malvertising can keep these functions hidden and may not trigger an alert from […]

Malicious Android apps containing Joker malware set up shop on Google Play

Joker’s operators focus on 37 specific countries as targets, including China, the UK, Germany, France, Singapore, and Australia. Many of the infected apps found by the researchers contain a list of Mobile Country Codes (MCC) and the SIM card on an infected device has to relate to acceptable MCC for Joker to execute. 

Gaming, photo apps in Google Play infect Android handsets with malware

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Malicious Android photography, gaming apps downloaded 8 million times from Google Play

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Anubis Android banking malware returns with extensive financial app hit list

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This powerful Android malware stayed hidden for years, infecting tens of thousands of smartphones

It isn’t clear exactly how widespread the campaigns are, but the malware isn’t spammed out like other campaigns – the attackers appear to carefully pick their victims and once they have a valued target compromised, they’ll manually control the actions of Mandrake in order to manipulate the most information out of the user as possible.

Monster Hunter World has sold over 16 million copies per Capcom’s Q1 results

With these sales, Monster Hunter World retains its title of being the best-selling Capcom ever and is the first Capcom title to cross 16 million units sold. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 3 is up to 2.7 million copies sold, having passed 2 million sold in its first five days of release.

Amazon app quiz August 4, 2020: Get answers to these five questions and win Dyson Air Purifier

Amazon quiz is now live. In today’s quiz, the participants stand a chance to win Dyson Air Purifier for free. To become eligible for the prize, one has to answer all questions of the quiz correctly. Daily quiz on amazon comprises of questions based on general knowledge and current affairs. There are usually five questions […]

TikTok row: China hits out at US ‘smash and grab’ as tech dispute deepens

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Samsung teams up with BTS, Myth and Khalid for its second Note 20 teaser

The real stars of the show, though, were the Galaxy Note 20 and the Fold 2. The company has confirmed that it will reveal five new products at the event, with the Tab S7, the Buds Live, and the Galaxy Watch 3 making up the difference. And the teaser gave us glimpses of all five […]