google play

Hacking

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Riccardo Coluccini
3.29.19
sex work

Google’s New Play Store Rules Are Breaking an App Sex Workers Use to Keep Safe

Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.
Samantha Cole
2.20.19
cybersecurity

Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds

A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.18
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
Stay Vigilant

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption

After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Jordan Pearson
11.29.17
malware

20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US

And infection rates could rise.
Jordan Pearson
11.9.17
News

The Fiji Government Backed an App That Claims to Defy Physics

This is very, very strange.
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
Features

There Is a Subtle Power Struggle for Control of Music Metadata

The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
Vijith Assar
3.22.16
News

FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users

The trade watchdog has warned developers to stop quietly tracking users.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.16
Reviews

Bell Canada Fined $1.25M for Asking Employees to Post Fake App Reviews

Maybe just fix the app?
Jordan Pearson
10.14.15
Apple Music

The Music Industry Sued Aurous, the Popcorn Time for Music, Hours After Release

While like Popcorn Time in every other way, the RIAA says it pulled from illegal Russian filesharing sites instead of BitTorrent.
Clinton Nguyen
10.14.15
short circuit

Apple’s Move to iOS App for Android Bombarded With One-Star Reviews

Android users don’t want anything to do with “iSheep.”
Nicholas Deleon
9.18.15
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