Google Play said that app suspensions increased by 66 percent in 2018 on its platform.
A fake MetaMask app is the first instance of this new type of cryptocurrency stealer appearing outside of shady third-party app stores.
Eleven critical bugs will be patched as part of the February Android Security Bulletin.
Two apps on Google Play were infecting devices with the Anubis mobile banking trojan.
Once downloaded, the fake apps hide themselves on the victim’s device and continue to show a full-screen ad every 15 minutes.
A glitch allowed hackers to access contacts, photos and more on Android devices – simply by answering a Skype call.
Attackers could craft a campaign that makes use of the device profile in order to exploit any vulnerabilities in a targeted fashion.
Changes to how data is encrypted can help developers ward off data leakage and exfiltration.
The trojan purports to be a battery optimization app – and then steals up to 1,000 euro from victims’ PayPal accounts.
The company allegedly tried to hide away new policy changes that would collect Android app users’ call and message logs.