The September 2018 Android Security Bulletin is split into two parts, the 2018-09-01 security patch level, which resolves 24 bugs, and the 2018-09-05 security patch level, which addresses a total of 35 bugs. Five of the vulnerabilities patched with the 2018-09-01 security patch level were rated Critical severity. Three of these are elevation of privilege…

Android is a good operating system whose developers truly care about security, but with so many OS versions and applications, keeping an eye on all of them is a tall order. Therefore, new ways to circumvent the built-in security mechanisms surface fairly often. The latest way to hack Android is called “Man-in-the-Disk,” and that is…

Many people think that Android devices do not need an antivirus solution at all, but countless kinds of malware exist for the mobile OS, some on official stores such as Google Play. In other words, antivirus software could actually come in very handy. So, which one should you choose? Which mobile antivirus? Of course, we…

Google this week released its July 2018 set of Android patches to address tens of vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system, including several rated as Critical. The Internet giant addressed 11 vulnerabilities as part of the 2018-07-01 security patch level, including three rated Critical and 8 High risk bugs. The issues impact framework, media framework,…

Modern smartphones have successfully combined the functionality of a phone, camera, music player, public transit pass, and even a wallet for many years now. Naturally, this makes you wonder about the security of the data they store. Let’s figure out how well smartphones protect users’ most valuable information and how their main security mechanism — a…

More than 3 million new malware samples targeting the Android operating system were discovered in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the previous year, G Data reports. The security firm counted 3,002,482 new Android malware samples during 2017, at an average of 8,225 per day, or 343 new malware samples every hour. Although the number…

Researchers routinely discover a variety of malicious apps on Google Play, some of which have been downloaded and installed on millions of devices worldwide. Here’s what infosec experts think about the security of Google Play, what they think Google should do better, and what users can do in order to protect themselves from malicious apps…