Tag Archives: Android

Seven Stalker apps removed from Google Play Store

[German]Google has removed 7 Android apps from the Play Store after a tip from Avast because they (as so-called stalker apps) illegally tracked the user. Here are some details.

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Malware Agent Smith Infects Android Apps

[German]Check Point security researchers have recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware called Agent Smith that infects Android apps through security vulnerabilities. Currently, about 25 million devices have been infected in silence.

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Android: Google offers European users the browser choice

[German]Google has begun to offer European users of Android devices a browser selection ad to the user. Here is some information about this.

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Tor-Browser 8.5 released, also for Android

[German]On May 21, 2019, the developers of the Tor project released the new version 8.5 of the Tor bundle for the desktop. Tor is now also available in an Android version.

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Android: URL bug in Google Chrome 74.0.3729.157

[German]The current Android Chrome version 74.0.3729.157 browser app has an annoying behavior of the URL input box, I would call it a bug. When tapping the URL box, the search is started immediately and the search field of the browser … Continue reading

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Some Nokia 7 Plus devices sends data to China Mobile

A nasty story about Nokia: Owners of som eNokia 7 Plus phones has had their activation data sent to the mobile network operator China Mobile. Also switching the device on, transfers data.

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Android: ES File Explorer vulnerable

Android file manager ES File Explorer has a vulnerability that put 100 Million Users’ Data at Risk. A hidden web server runs always in background.

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Android bug allows Google to access text messages

A rather odd bug in Android gives Google the possibility to access text messages from Android devices. A user has found that out by accident.

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Android devices with pre-installed Adware

[German]Security provider Avast raises an alarm: Android devices are shipped with pre-installed malware. Thousands of users around the globe are affected by mobile adware being delivered on brand new devices.

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New Crypto Mining Apps in Google Play Store discovered

[German]Avast security researchers have discovered two new crypto-mining apps in the Google Play Store that secretly mining Monero crypto currency on aa infected smartphone.

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