1. Rogue Android apps ignore your permissions  Naked Security
  2. 25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'  Forbes
  3. ‘Agent Smith’ malware has replaced Android apps’ code on 25 million devices  The Verge
  4. 7 security tips to keep people and apps from stealing your data  CNET
  5. 1300 Popular Android Apps Access Data Without Proper Permissions  Threatpost
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Fraudsters have managed to infect millions of Android phones via an Alibaba-owned app store, researchers claim.Fraudsters have managed to infect millions of Android phones via an Alibaba-owned app store, researchers claim.

25 Million Android Phones Infected With Malware That 'Hides In WhatsApp'

The malware doesn’t steal data from a user. Instead, it hacks apps and forces them to display more ads or takes credit for the ads they already display so that the malware’s operator can profit off the fraudulent views.The malware gets inside apps and replaces their code.

‘Agent Smith’ malware has replaced Android apps’ code on 25 million devices - The Verge

Data privacy experts weigh in on how to protect your personal information when on your phone.Data privacy experts weigh in on how to protect your personal information when on your phone.

7 security tips to keep people and apps from stealing your data - CNET

New research has revealed that apps are snooping on data such as location and unique ID number, even when users haven't given permission.New research has revealed that apps are snooping on data such as location and unique ID number – even when users haven’t given permission.

Rogue Android apps ignore your permissions – Naked Security

“Android apps are harvesting your data even after you tell them not to, says study https://t.co/SPKSboxgi2”

Eric Vanderburg on Twitter: "Android apps are harvesting your data even after you tell them not to, says study https://t.co/SPKSboxgi2… "

“Android App Publishers Won't Take 'No' for an Answer on Personal Data — Researchers find more than 1,000 apps that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission: https://t.co/Q3NHNhvDV6 ———— #BigData #DataPrivacy #DataEthics ———— Cartoon by @Dilbert_Daily”

Kirk Borne on Twitter: "Android App Publishers Won't Take 'No' for an Answer on Personal Data — Researchers find more than 1,000 apps that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission: https://t.co/Q3NHNhvDV6 ———— #BigData #DataPrivacy #DataEthics ———— Cartoon by @Dilbert_Daily… https://t.co/e0j4w5wiCF"

“More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions https://t.co/3ioLz0bkRe”

Lance Ulanoff on Twitter: "More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions https://t.co/3ioLz0bkRe"

“The 1,325 apps that violated permissions on Android used workarounds hidden in its code that would take personal data from sources like Wi-Fi connections and metadata stored in photos.  https://t.co/cn0j4gNbKB”

Adrienne Fichter on Twitter: "The 1,325 apps that violated permissions on Android used workarounds hidden in its code that would take personal data from sources like Wi-Fi connections and metadata stored in photos.  https://t.co/cn0j4gNbKB"

Study finds Android apps circumvented privacy opt-in rules and collected sensitive user information against user permission.Study finds Android apps circumvented privacy opt-in rules and collected sensitive user information against user permission.

1,300 Popular Android Apps Access Data Without Proper Permissions | Threatpost

Android Q changes the way Android's gesture navigation works, and it's not always the easiest system to understand. Here's an FAQ breaking down everything.Android Q changes the way Android's gesture navigation works, and it's not always the easiest system to understand. Here's an FAQ breaking down everything.

Android Q gesture FAQ: Understanding how Android's new gestures work | Android Central

Instead of stealing data, the malware covertly replaces apps inside a user's phone with hacked versions which display ads selected by the hackers, allowing them to profit off their views.Instead of stealing data, the malware covertly replaces apps inside a user's phone with hacked versions which display ads selected by the hackers, allowing them to profit off their views.

Security researchers uncover 'Agent Smith' malware that infected 25 MILLION devices with fake apps | Daily Mail Online

When you're installing a new app and it asks for permission to access things like your location data and it's not connected to the app's main functionality, youWhen you’re installing a new app and it asks for permission to access things like your location data and it’s not connected to the app’s main functionality, you probably just say no. And when you r…

Some Android apps still collect data even without user permission - Android Community

When you're installing a new app and it asks for permission to access things like your location data and it's not connected to the app's main functionality, youWhen you’re installing a new app and it asks for permission to access things like your location data and it’s not connected to the app’s main functionality, you probably just say no. And when you r…

Some Android apps still collect data even without user permission - Android Community

Microsoft has been found misusing the Open and Share menus in Android to push ads for its apps if users have other Microsoft apps installed.Microsoft has been found misusing the Open and Share menus in Android to push ads for its apps if users have other Microsoft apps installed.

Microsoft is abusing Android's share sheet by inserting ads for its apps

Researchers from Check Point uncover new "Agent Smith" malware that replaces legitimate installed apps with malicious versions to serve ads.Researchers from Check Point uncover new "Agent Smith" malware that replaces legitimate installed apps with malicious versions to serve ads.

'Agent Smith' malware replaces legit Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices

The malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions on its own. The malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions on its own.

1.5 crore Android devices in India quietly infected by this ‘virus’ - Times of India

Unlike on regular desktop computers, the opportunities to gather information on users are greater on mobile phones. That's why platform makers have devices as aUnlike on regular desktop computers, the opportunities to gather information on users are greater on mobile phones. That’s why platform makers have devices as a permission-based system to lim…

Thousands of Android apps bypass permissions to violate user privacy - SlashGear

Modern phones can do just about anything, and that can be a problem. Here’s how to get back to the basics: phone calls and text messages. Modern phones can do just about anything, and that can be a problem. Here’s how to get back to the basics: phone calls and text messages.

How to turn your smartphone into a dumb phone

I occasionally need to use an Android device to get things done for my day job. I like the flexibility of the operating system: I can tweak to my hearts content. An Android phone often runs cheaper than a handset from Apple and, in some cases, boast photo snapping capabilities that kick the bejesus out…Android apps are tracking your every move and there's currently no way to stop them

Android apps are tracking your every move and there's currently no way to stop them / Boing Boing

There are thousands of Android apps that have found ways to gather information like device Mac address, location, phone’s IMEI, and more even if they don’t have necessary permissions to access such details.There are thousands of Android apps that have found ways to gather information like device Mac address, location, phone’s IMEI, and more even if they don’t have necessary permissions to access such details.

Thousands of Android Apps Are Tracking You, With or Without Your Permission: Study | Technology News