A vulnerability that has existed in Android for the past four years can allow hackers to modify any legitimate and digitally signed application in order to transform it into a Trojan program that can be used to steal data or take control of the OS.
Google has bolstered its increasingly important Transparency Report with a new section that documents the number of malware and compromised websites, but its insights don't reveal all the nuances of Internet security.
Ransom malware has apparently jumped from the PC world where it torments millions of Windows users to the mobile world, where it has similar designs on Android.
A new variant of the Citadel financial malware uses in-browser injection techniques combined with extensive content localization to steal log-in credentials and credit card information from users in different countries, according to researchers from security vendor Trusteer.
Over three quarters of Android threats are malicious apps that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and could be mitigated by a protection feature present in Android 4.2, according to researchers from networking vendor Juniper Networks.
Google is revealing some new numbers around malware and phishing attempts in an effort to get more people thinking about online security and to make the Web safer.
The source code for the Carberp financial malware has been leaked online, increasing the risk that other cybercriminals will create their own variants based on it, Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB says.
Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.
The source code for the Carberp banking Trojan program is being offered for sale on the underground market at a very affordable price, which could result in additional Carberp-based financial malware being developed in the future, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.
Some security criticize the tactic of modifying a person's computer without permission, even if the intention is good.