Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1482 Fake AV makes it onto Google Play
Every once in a while, a fake antivirus pops up on the Google Play store. Most of the time, it’s just a fake scanner that doesn’t detect anything because it doesn’t actually look for anything to detect. Show a scan that simply lists all the apps on your device and it’s pretty easy to look legit. They serve up some ads for revenue, and you are given the false sense your phone isn’t infected—kind of a win-win unless you actually want malicious apps to be detected/removed.

These apps are often ignored by real AV scanners because, technically, they aren’t doing anything malicious. It’s only when malicious intent is found that these apps are classified as bad.

With a clean design and look, Antivirus Free 2016 could very easily be confused for a legitimate AV scanner.
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#1486 DDoS mitigation firm has history of hijacks
#1485 Data-stealing Qadars Trojan malware takes aim at 18 UK banks
#1484 Vulnerability patched in WordPress theme that allows unrestricted uploads
#1483 324,000 payment cards breached, CVVs included
#1482 Fake AV makes it onto Google Play
#1481 Cisco IOS Software Checker
#1480 Untangling the Ripper ATM malware
#1479 Ransomware's next target: Your car and your home
#1478 Cisco warns of second firewall bug exposed by Shadow Brokers
#1477 Mozilla patching Firefox certificate pinning vulnerability
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