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Google removed a nasty Trojan from Google Play earlier this week that could have rooted Android devices and injected malicious code into an infected device’s system library. The malware, dubbed Dvmap, was disguised as a game that had been downloaded more than 50,000 times prior to its removal, according to Roman Unuchek, a senior malware analyst with Kaspersky Lab who uncovered the Trojan.

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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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