Pocketnow Daily: Apple is KILLING Face ID & The Notch?! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible changes coming in future iPhones, upgrades in the Nintendo Switch and more

More than 700,000 ‘bad’ apps were banned from Google Play last year, up 70 percent

Google Play Protect, machine learning techniques and an overall increased commitment to security made Android’s main app store a more trusted and safer place in 2017 than ever before.

OnePlus confirms credit card security breach, up to 40k users ‘may be’ affected

A whopping 40,000 people who used their credit cards on the official OnePlus website between mid-November 2017 and January 11, 2018 may have had their financial info compromised.

Security & Privacy: Malware and Beyond – The Many Shapes of Device Security

Device security comes in many shapes and forms, each with its own strategy for mitigating threat vectors. Read to find out how to stay secure!

Auto-clicking Judy malware detected after years of Google Play-downloaded nefarious activity

Check Point security researchers believe up to a whopping 36.5 million Android devices may have been tainted by Judy adware roaming free in Google Play.

Security & Privacy: Do You Need Mobile Antivirus Apps?

Various antivirus and antimalware apps are available through app stores; some even come pre-installed from OEMs. Question is: are these mobile antivirus apps really necessary?
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Security & Privacy: Who’s to Blame for Viruses, Malware, & Ransomware like WannaCry?

The current WannaCry attacks are just the beginning. Read to find out more about who’s to blame for viruses, malware, and ransomware.

Samsung and McAfee ‘extend partnership’ to load up anti-malware software on Galaxy S8

Don’t be surprised if you get a security app called McAfee VirusScan pre-installed on your Galaxy S8, and similar Samsung PC and Smart TV software.

Barnes & Noble now faces criticism for baking Adups spyware into $50 Nook Tablet 7

Barnes & Noble follows BLU on the radar of mobile security experts, apparently also putting the personal data of Nook Tablet 7 users at risk.

1.3 million Google accounts compromised by Gooligan Android bug

The bug comes out of apps from third-party app stores and its actions are hostile. Gooligan affects devices on Android Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop.

Qualcomm Quadrooter bug affecting 900 million Android phones to be patched next month

Quadrooter is one name for four security holes found in Qualcomm chips. Those chips are on nearly a billion Android devices. And everyone’s fixing it.

There’s a RAT in Pokémon Go! And it’s not Rattata

Nope, not Rattata, though we are pretty much in weak territory right there. There is a jacked-up version of Pokémon Go! out there with a RAT in it.

Twitter: credential leak not from server breach, we’re taking action

The social media platform, though, is working to get the proper barriers up on affected accounts and is working with a source of the leak.

Nearly 33 million Twitter records revealed, likely by malware

A Russian hacker claims they have more than 379 million Twitter account credentials mined. About 33 million are now searchable.

Drive-by Android malware silently installs over the web (but you’re probably OK)

Learn why this drive-by Android malware is so scary – and why users of modern devices are probably already safe from its wrath.

Google greatly reduced the probability of installing harmful apps from the Play Store in 2015

Android security in general and Google Play download safety in particular were significantly reformed in 2015, though harmful apps remain a threat.

LG G3 had a security flaw patched in its Smart Notice widget

A new contact request could contain a malicious line of JavaScript code. Without a security check feature, the Smart Notice widget would pass it along.
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Android Google Chrome exploit: what to do about it

There’s an Android Google Chrome Exploit out there, here’s what you need to know about it.

Latest scary Android vulnerability can compromise any handset through Chrome

Get the details on the latest Android Chrome vulnerability, and why it has the potential to be so devastating.
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Should you be worried about trojanized Android adware?

We’re always protecting our devices and the content inside them from the…

Despite swift Apple action, XcodeGhost threat lingers

Learn why even months after discovery, some XcodeGhost infections appear to linger.

App Store malware attack compromises hundreds of titles

Over the weekend, Apple was hit with maybe its first major App Store malware attack, with XcodeGhost appearing in dozens of otherwise legitimate apps.

AT&T sues illicit phone unlocking schemers

Phone unlocking, to be clear, is legal in the United States if…

AirDrop exploit allows installation of iOS malware (but your fix is incoming)

Learn how the newly disclosed Apple AirDrop exploit works, and what you can do to protect your devices.

The case against automatic updates on Android

We all hate bugs and we love new features, but are forced, automatic updates the right way to deliver them?