A week in security (May 10 – 16)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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Pre-installed auto installer threat found on Android mobile devices in Germany

Gigaset mobile devices contain an Update app which is a pre-installed system app infected with Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Redstone.

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Research claims Google Pixel phones share 20 times more data than iPhones

Researchers have tested the amount of telemetry data that Android and iPhone handhelds send home. The results may surprise you.

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Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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Who is to blame for the malicious Barcode Scanner that got on the Google Play store?

LavaBird claims it was not them who is responsible for uploading malicious versions of Barcode Scanner, but an account named The space team.

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Barcode Scanner app on Google Play infects 10 million users with one update

In a single update, a popular barcode scanner app that had been on Google Play for years turned into malware.

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 6 – 12, including a look at pre-installed malware on some Android phones, and a Mac malware mystery.

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