11 Apps Infected with ‘Joker’ Malware Removed By Google – Precautions You can Take

Google first detected apps with the Joker malware, a premium subscription bot in 2017. As of January 2020, Google has removed more than 1,700 apps from Play Store over the past three years that had been infected with the Trojan. Joker Malware tactically simulates interaction with ads, steals the victim’s SMS along with the OTP to authenticate payments, the contact list and device info. The majority of the discovered apps target the EU and Asian countries. Most of the discovered apps have an additional check, which makes sure that the payload doesn’t implement while running within the US or Canada. The UI of C&C panel and some of the bot’s code comments are written in Chinese, which could be a hint in terms of geographical origin. Read More

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Top 5 Antivirus Apps For Android

A good antivirus App is always required if you wish to be free from any malware/adware on your Android smartphone. There are chances that your device gets inflicted with a virus while you browse through Chrome, Firefox and other popular browsers and it ends up compromising your private information. Also, it could happen when you download certain Apps from the Google Play Store which are fake or misleading. So, here’s our list of the five best antivirus Apps for Android: Read More

Several iPhone Apps Are Infected With Goldluck Malware

Malware has been a worry among developers of Android games in the past and now it has also started affecting iOS Apps and specifically games. A malware by the name of “Goldluck” has been creating a havoc for a lot of Apps, where hackers are reported to steal data and make use of it to earn money in the name of the user. The risk that this malware possesses is very high and it could end up leading to corrupt your iPhones. Read More

Google Deletes Several Games On Play Store, Found To Be Malware

Google has wiped out almost 13 Apps that were disguised as ‘racing games’ under gaming section on the Play Store. These Apps were nothing but malware and has affected almost 500,000 Android users. Anyone who installed the game, just found out that it won’t open and it only keeps crashing when tried to open. Read More

Apple’s Advice On How To Avoid Masque Attack

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In just the last week two forms of vulnerabilities have been highlighted in iOS devices through Wirelurker and Masque Attack. The former is a malware capable of attacking iOS devices through a USB cable, while the latter, as the name suggests, can mask iOS Apps with malicious ones. These are quite serious vulnerabilities and yesterday the US government issued a warning to iOS users. Read More