Android “System Update” malware steals photos, videos, GPS location

A new Android malware can swipe images and video, rifle through online searches, and record phone calls and video. But is it stalkerware?

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Lock and Code S1Ep19: Forecasting IoT cybersecurity with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, get a backstage pass to a Malwarebytes employee cybersecurity training about the future of protecting the Internet of Things.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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A week in security (March 2 – 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s security headlines, including the introduction of a new series on child identity theft, an examination of law enforcement’s cybersecurity woes, a progress check on our stalkerware initiative, and more coronavirus scammers on the prowl.

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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The little-known ways mobile device sensors can be exploited by cybercriminals

Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.

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A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

A roundup of important security news from the week of November 4–10, including the release of Malwarebytes 4.0, vendor email compromise, fake news, robocalls, and more.

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A week in security (September 9 – 15)

A roundup of the security news from September 9–15, including locking down AWS, mobile malware, phishing threats, and more.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Dark Android Q rises

The Android Q operating system is being developed with privacy and security in mind. We take a look at both, examining new features intended for giving users better control of their devices and data.

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