Android malware masquerading as a legitimate app or game being offered on online app stores is not a rare occurrence, but purposefully destructive malware that does not ask for ransom is.
The pro-democracy protests started by Hong Kong students' and backed by the Occupy Central protesters (Central is the name of Hong Kong's financial district) are picking up speed, supporters, and have, unfortunately, also resulted in violent confrontations with the police.
Offensive Security, the security training company behind Kali Linux, the popular Debian-based OS designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, and Kali community member “BinkyBear” have created another great tool for pentesters: NetHunter.
Developers/publishers of paid Android apps and apps that feature in-app purchases will, by the start of next month, be required to add a physical contact address to their account profile.
Earlier this month, security researcher Rafay Baloch has released a proof-of-concept exploit that takes advantage of a vulnerability in an Android Browser's security mechanism and could allow attackers to harvest confidential user data.