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Open-source spyware bypasses Google Play defenses - twice

24 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Google Play Store continues to attract sketchy Android apps despite its best efforts to vet incoming apps for malware. In a new report published by security firm ESET, researchers have discovered the first known instance of an open-source spyware bypassing the internet giant's app store vetting process - twice. Radio Balouch - the app in question - is a legitimate radio app serving Balouchi music enthusiasts, except that it also included AhMyth, a remote access espionage tool that has been available on GitHub as an open-source project since late 2017. Lukas Stefanko, ESET researcher who...
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Android fans: Google just gave the Play Store this new look

Android fans: Google just gave the Play Store this new look

24 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Google Play on Android phones gets a navigation bar at the bottom and separate game and app tabs.
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Microsoft's contractors listening in on Xbox users, Google Play Store gets refresh video - CNET

24 days ago   |   By CNET

Today's major tech stories include a report that says Microsoft's contractors listened in on Xbox users, Google's visual refresh of the Play Store and autocorrect features hitting G Suite users.
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Open-source spyware makes it on the Google Play Store

24 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Spyware based on two-year-old AhMyth RAT makes past Play Store's scans, despite not being anything special.
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Google Android Spyware Warning As Devious App Hits The Play Store, Twice

24 days ago   |   By Forbes

Google Android users are being warned to be vigilant after a spyware app made it onto the official Play store, twice. And there could be more to come. Here's what you need to know.
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