Malware hits 1 in 9 Android phones in Nigeria

Posted by - April 23, 2021

One in nine Android mobile phones in Nigeria has malware-infected apps. This is according to mobile technology company Upstream, which studied 415,000 transactions between November 2020 and January 2021. According to their report, in emerging markets such as Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Thailand, 16% of mobile devices that processed a transaction were found to

This New Android Malware Can Survive a Factory Reset

Posted by - October 31, 2019

Here’s a fun one: There’s new Android malware making the rounds that is not only irritating—thanks, pop-up ads—but it’s also incredibly difficult to remove from your Android device once you’re infected. Though this somewhat-new “xHelper” malware has affected a low number of Android users so far (around 45,000, estimates Symantec), the fact that nobody has