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Posts Tagged ‘Google Apps’

Google Can Still Track You With Location Services Disabled

Google recently found itself in a bit of hot water after an investigation by Quartz revealed that the company was intrusively collecting location data on literally every Android device in use today. ...

Be Careful Of Downloads – Google Play Store Sees Malware Increase

Google's Play Store is under siege. In recent month, there has been a sharp spike in malware campaigns launched against the store, with a shocking number of poisoned apps slipping past Google's ...

Android Bug Found In Adaptive Icons

Do you use apps that employ the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo? If so, be aware that there's a serious flaw in the code that could send your device ...

Popular Chrome Ad Blocker Faked, 30k Users Infected With Malware

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” as the saying goes. Unfortunately, Google has now been fooled by the same trick twice. For the second time in ...

Extensions In Popular Web Browsers Found To Have Vulnerabilities

Security researchers in Europe have discovered a pair of flaws that relate to modern web browsers’ extension system. Exploiting these flaws would allow a patient and determined hacker to determine with absolute ...

App On Android, iOS Uploads Your Contacts Without Permission

If you spend any time at all on social media, you may have heard a lot of recent buzz about an app for both Android and iOS devices called “Sarahah,” which was ...

Ransomware On Android Devices More Than Doubles This Year

You may have heard the statistic from Google that less than 0.05 percent of Android devices downloaded malware in 2016. It’s a great statistic, and one that the company should be proud ...

Privacy Concern: Did That New Android App Take Photos, Recordings?

Google is struggling to keep malware out of the Play Store these days. Recently, literally thousands of malicious apps were discovered, and Google has been busy banning them. This represents a significant ...

Chrome Extension Copyfish Gets Hacked

The third-party Chrome extension Copyfish recently got hacked. As a result, the hackers were able to inject malicious JavaScript code into the code base and use it to display ads on all ...

Ransomware Discovered On Some Google Play Store Apps

Researchers from McAfee’s mobile division have discovered a strain of ransomware called “LeakerLocker” on two apps that slipped through Google’s various checks and made their way onto the Google Play Store. The ...