Popular apps for tracking children are extremely vulnerable
Two of the most popular child-tracking Android apps are vulnerable to data leaks. Most collect the data of minors. Millions of parents put their families' privacy at risk.
The Google Play Store features numerous child-tracking apps. A team from Cybernews decided to investigate the offering. The ... Read more
Google warns of Italian spyware on iOS and Android
Security specialists from Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and Project Zero discovered a new spyware variant for iOS and Android. The spyware was developed by RCS Lab, an Italian company.
According to the security specialists, the spyware has surfaced on the smartphones of victims in Italy a... Read more
PayPal Tap to Pay turns smartphones into payment terminals
PayPal Tap to Pay is now available in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Android app allows smartphones to accept card payments.
Tap to Pay uses the NFC chips of Android smartphones and tablets to support card payments. Think of credit cards, debit cards, and digital wallets lik... Read more
Microsoft Lists for businesses and enterprise comes to Android
Microsoft Lists is a task management tool that works with Microsoft Office 365. It enables businesses and organizations to collaborate on projects and procedures. Microsoft Lists, first introduced in 2020, is now accessible for Android.
The software emphasizes teamwork and cross-platform and cro... Read more
Google increases Android security
A new set of changes to its developer policy aim to make the platform more secure.
Google this week announced updated target level API requirements for Android applications in an attempt to improve the overall security of the ecosystem. These new developer requirements will take effect between M... Read more
Google allows Spotify and other app developers to try out their own billing systems
Google announced that it’s collaborating with Spotify – the Swedish media and audio streaming service provider – to test third-party payment options for application developers.
Google and Apple faced massive pressure over increased fees on in-app transactions on their smartphone platforms,... Read more
New Android 13 preview focuses on security and privacy
Google released the second Android 13 Developer Preview. The version offers more functionality for security and privacy, as well as a better user experience.
The new features bring further customization to security and privacy settings. New APIs allow for security and privacy integrations into a... Read more
How-to: run Android apps on Windows 11 in the EU
Microsoft recently introduced more than 1,000 Android apps for US users of Windows 11. If you don't have a US address, you'll have to make do without support. Fortunately, there's more than one road leading to Rome. We tested several third-party tools to run Android apps on Windows 11. In this arti... Read more
Android now archives apps for more storage space
Android will be capable of archiving apps and data to free up storage space. The update is expected later this year. In preparation, the Android team released version 1.10 of the Bundletool for developers.
Discarding apps is the most effective way of freeing up storage space. In the process, und... Read more
A Google Play app with more than 10,000 downloads carried remote access trojan
According to a security firm, a malicious program downloaded more than 10,000 times from Google Play installed a remote access malware that collected users' passwords, text messages, and other private data.
The trojan, which goes by the aliases TeaBot and Anatsa, was discovered in May of last ye... Read more