New Android malware is discovered which is capable of targeting 337 apps to steal critical information — passwords, credit card details. The new malware named Blackrock and was first spotted in May by a security firm called ThreatFabric. Blackrock uses the source code of another malware strain. Besides, it can perform other intrusive operations such as Intercepting SMS messages, spam contacts, start specific apps, log key taps, even sabotage mobile antivirus apps.
Microsoft has launched its Defender ATP antivirus for Android devices. It will be available only for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection clients. Thus, won’t be downloaded from Google Play Store. iOS version is under-construction. It will protect devices from phishing and unsafe network connection. Site security with permissions to block unsafe URLs, signature-based malware detection, scanning, blocking access to sensitive data will also be offered.
Microsoft blocked a free Trend Micro anti-virus tool from running on Windows 10, alleging that it alters operation and cheat through certification test for drivers. Trend Micro, meanwhile, has reportedly withdrawn downloads of rootkit detector that uses the driver that sits at the heart of its Rootkit Buster software. Passing MS’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs test is mandatory for all third-party tools.