Google moved quickly to kick three fake bitcoin wallet apps from its Google Play marketplace after researchers discovered them earlier this month.
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As part of its December Android and Pixel/Nexus security updates, Google has issued patches addressing a bevy of flaws, 11 of which are rated critical.
A proof of concept attack developed by researchers target users of the development platforms for Android and Java.
Google beefs up privacy protections on apps distributed via third-party Android marketplaces and Google Play that that collect personal data without user consent.
Phishing remains the biggest account takeover threat to Google users, surpassing keyloggers and credential leaks.
An adware-laden phony WhatsApp download has been removed from Google Play and the developer’s account suspended, but not before it was downloaded one million times.
Threatpost editors Mike Mimoso and Tom Spring discuss the week’s top information security news stories.
Firefox is to stop using the privacy-busting canvas-based browser fingerprinting that allows websites to track users’ online activities.
Google’s Issue Tracker contained until recently a vulnerability that would allow an external party access to any unpatched bug listed and described in the database.