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Google Removed Bitcoins mining Android Malware from Google Play store

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I we reported in our previous post that Google Android Apps store know as “Play Store” is filled with some malware apps. Now we got news that  Google  has removed  5 bogus malware apps  , its mean that  Google has started crackdown against  bogus apps  so it’s  a  good  news for android users . The malware, named Badlepricon, was spotted channeling Bitcoin into wallets and permitted the assailant to change mining pools effortlessly to amplify the mining yield of contaminated gadgets. Badlepricon utilized a stratum mining substitute which not just let the assaulter enhance their assault vector, additionally decrease system …continue reading

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Covert Bitcoin miner found stashed in malicious Google Play apps

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After reading this topic the 1st question comes in the mind can Google have check and balance to  its  own market ?  Or Google ignoring it intentionally The name  of  bitcoins is  not new  in  the  black hat  words  but  things  need to think  is what  its  doing  in  Google  android  app store ? does  Google  do not  monitor  app  in  its  own marketplace (Google  play store ) ? Researchers scouring the official Google Play market are filled with a list of malware apps  that surreptitiously abuse end-user devices to carry out the computationally intensive process of mining Bitcoins. A malware “BadLepricon” …continue reading

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Google to refund buyers of ‘fake’ anti-virus app.

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Google finally decided to refund the buyers of fake anti-virus, in order to maintain its reputation. The fake virus scanner was nothing more than an icon that changed shape when a user tapped it as reported by Android police. Now, Android Police has learned that Google is issuing refunds to purchasers, and giving them a $US5 Google Play Store credit. The developer of the app, Jesse Carter, defended himself to The Guardian by saying the app upload was a mistake. At the time, he’d promised to refund buyers, but El Reg notes that Google seems to have decided not to wait for Carter to issue refunds.

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Google might reward secure websites with better ranking

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Vulnerabilities in present encryption techniques and attacks in present websites gave a huge effect on internet. So, INTERNET SEARCH AND ADVERTISING HULK Google is considering giving websites that use strong encryption preferential placement on its search listings. Matt Cutts, Google senior engineer has hinted at this. Cutts was talking at the SMX West conference in San Jose, California, when website hacking came up and he talked about Google responses to it. He said that rewarding secure websites will save Google time whenever a fresh security panic sweeps the internet. “We don’t have the time to maybe hold your hand and …continue reading

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FireEye made Google to install patche against a malware that sending victims to phishing sites

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bl A malicious Android application spotted by FireEye – security vendor, that could modify the icons of other applications so that when they’re launched, they send victims to a phishing website. Google has issued a patch for that. The user give application permissions thought to have no malicious possibilities. Android users aren’t warned about granting those permissions when they install an application, FireEye wrote. But “using these normal permissions, allow malicious application to modify configuration settings of Android’s Launcher, including that of icons. FireEye developed a proof-of-concept attack using Google’s Nexus 7 tablet running Android version 4.2.2 to show icons …continue reading

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Google Increased Android Security

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Malware based attacks on android devices are increasing day by day, hundreds of android based malware are being sold in dark web , Anti virus firms are mostly failed in detecting them as Cyber criminals keep on changing Payload’s signature. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 300+ android based malware were discovered only in 2013 , Threat of compromising android devices is being increased day by day. Recently google have planned to boost up andoid device security, google is going to launch a new system according to which every android app installed in android device will be check before …continue reading

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Google Kills ‘Hit No. 1 on Play Charts’ Fake Anti-Virus App


‘Google play’ an app store of Android checks for malicious app by default when uploaded whether that’s downloaded for free or takes some money. Google doesn’t confirm that it is functional or not and that gave a developer to make a fake app and earn money.
A fake anti-virus app named as “Virus Shield” was caught by Android Police and was bump off by google instantly. An app with no-functionality yet that app was no: 01 hit in app store. It did nothing like detecting and deleting viruses but just turning icon change when tapped that pretends that it’s checking for viruses.
Beside many claims of Virus Shield at least two of the claims made – low battery consumption and no ads – are true. But these claims are useless especially when you’re paying for it.
According to Appbrain, the software sailed past 10,000 downloads, putting its take at close to $US 40,000 for nothing at all. As Android Police says: “this is such a brazen and expensive fake that we felt the need to give it some special attention. It’s somewhat disheartening that an app so obviously fake could rise to the top, especially considering that it’s paid, and possibly hundreds or thousands of people have been defrauded already.”
Google play has to do something for such fake apps else people will may be defraud by many or who knows are defrauding now – a question which should be taken as seriously.

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Google denies accessing journalist’s email to spy on leakers

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Google was accused of spying by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, a journalist, who accused the technology giant of breaking into his email account to know who was sending Arrington the emails of Google’s internal affairs.
 However Google denies the charge calling it “serious and unimaginable”. In a statement to Recode on Tuesday, Google General Counsel Kent Walker.said that although the terms of Service allowed the company to do so yet they had done no such spying on user. Arrington said that he had an accomplice inside Google who used to send him emails about what is happening inside Google. 
He was fired lately after shown an email mirror of Arrington’s account showing the former’s correspondence with Arrington. This could not have been possible without Google’s breaking into my account, said Arrington.

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Google Public DNS Intercepted by ISPs in Turkey

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Google’s Domain Name Service DNS has been intercepted by majority of Internet Service Providers ISPs in Turkey. Google’s Public DNS resolution service lets people use the search giant’s DNS servers as alternative to other DNS providers, often ISPs, for security and freedom from censorship. 
 According to Google’s Steven Carstensen, Turkish ISPs have set up servers that are essentially masquerading as Google’s DNS service. 
 “We have received several credible reports and confirmed with our own research that Google’s Domain Name System (DNS) service has been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers),” Carstensen wrote in a blog post Saturday afternoon. “Google operates DNS servers because we believe that you should be able to quickly and securely make your way to whatever host you’re looking for, be it YouTube, Twitter, or any other,” Carstensen wrote. “But imagine if someone had changed out your phone book with another one, which looks pretty much the same as before, except that the listings for a few people showed the wrong phone number.” That’s exactly what the Turkish ISPs have done. 
 Turkish government has blocked both Twitter and YouTube a few days before. Sources claim that the government has blocked YouTube to prevent the spread of videos that allegedly feature the Turkish defense Minster and Intelligence chief talking about possible military invasion of Syria to protect the tomb of Suleiman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Dynasty.
 Meanwhile, Defense Ministry Spokesman, Davutoglu told AFP on Wednesday “Turkey is ready to take any legitimate step under international law if its national security, including the area where the tomb of Suleyman Shah is situated, is threatened,” Davutoglu told AFP on Wednesday.

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‘CoinKrypt’ Malware Uses Google Android Phones to Mine Virtual Currency

Hackers are no longer behind your data. Now they are interested in your phone. Yes this is increasing becoming global phenomena where hackers are developing malware to damage your phone and earn virtual currency known as bitcoin. Phone Mining is a terms use to describe the way in which hackers can use your phone to generate virtual currency.
 These malware are embedded in different android apps and are usually uploaded on Google store. A user download an app thinking of it to be game, or whatever he wants. Yet in truth it is a malware that will install it self on ur device and then use it to mine digital money. Just recently, researchers at Trend Micro noted the appearance of Google Android malware as repacked copies of popular apps such as Football Manager Handheld and TuneInvRadio that is involved in mining digital money. 
The apps were injected with the CPU mining code from a legitimate Android cryptocurrency mining app that is based on the well- known cpuminer software. Recently CoinKrypt malware is being spread across the online forum which is believed to the most effective mining malware. 
This fairly simple software has the ability to mine targets as Litecoin, Dogecoin and Casinocoin while ignoring Bitcoin because of the relative difficulty in mining it.

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 Lookout principal security researcher Marc Rogers told Security Week that software can not only use your packet data but it can also damage or burn your hardware. As it sets the infected phone to mine for currency by downloading and generating Gigabytes of hashes. 
Which will heat up your phone incredibly and will damage your phone’s battery and power supply. “Users with phones and tablets that are suddenly charging slowly, running hot, or quickly running out of batteries may want to consider if they have been exposed to this or similar threats,” blogged Trend Micro Mobile Threats Analyst Veo Zhang. “Also, just because an app has been downloaded from an app store – even Google Play – does not mean it is safe”.

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