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At Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, the company teased a major update to its security platform that consists of a mix of new features, a rebranding of existing ones and UI enhancements that will now live under one security umbrella called Google Play Protect.

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Check Point’s mobile security researchers have discovered a new ransomware in Google Play, dubbed Charger. Charger was found embedded in an app called EnergyRescue. The infected app steals contacts and SMS messages from the user’s device and asks for admin permissions. If granted, the ransomware locks the device and displays a message demanding payment. Read […]

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Over the past two years, Google has pressured developers to patch security issues in more than 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store. In many cases this was done under the threat of blocking future updates to the insecure apps. Since 2014, Google has been scanning apps published on Google Play for known […]

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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017



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