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An estimated 30% of all smartphones vulnerable to new Qualcomm bug

Around a third of all smartphones in the world are believed to be affected by a new vulnerability in a Qualcomm modem component that can grant attackers access to the device’s call and SMS history and even audio conversations.

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Despite arrests in Spain, FluBot operations explode across Europe and Japan

Cyber-security agencies in Germany and the UK warned the general public this month about a spike in SMS spam messages spreading the Flubot Android malware.

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LG promises three years of security updates after pulling out of smartphone biz

South Korean smartphone maker LG said today it plans to provide software and security updates for its premium handsets for up to three years after the year of purchase.

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Google to restrict Android apps from viewing other apps installed on the same device

Google has announced plans today to restrict the ability of Android apps from seeing what other applications are installed on the same device, citing privacy and security reasons.

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Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

Academic research published last week looked at the telemetry traffic sent by modern iOS and Android devices back to Apple and Google servers and found that Google collects around 20 times more telemetry data from Android devices than Apple from iOS.

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FluBot Malware Gang Arrested in Barcelona

Catalan police arrested four suspects last week on suspicion of managing FluBot, an Android malware strain that infected at least 60,000 devices, with most victims located in Spain. Four men, aged between 19 and 27, were arrested in Barcelona on Tuesday, March 2.

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Massive FluBot Botnet Infects 60,000 Android Smartphones

In the span of just two months, a new Android malware strain named FluBot has infected more than 60,000 devices, with 97% of the victims located in Spain. First spotted at the start of the year by security firm ThreatFabric (under the name of Cabassous), FluBot’s inner workings were described in a report published today by Swiss security firm PRODAFT…