More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play Store that were infected with nasty malware — here are the 13 apps affected (GOOG, GOOGL)

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Google has removed several games from its Play Store for containing malware.  The games, which were all driving simulators, required users to download an extra app that could then gain full network access to a user’s device.  If you’ve downloaded one of the apps, your best bet is to factory reset your […]

Backdoored images downloaded 5 million times finally removed from Docker Hub

Enlarge (credit: Oren neu dag / Wikimedia) A single person or group may have made as much as $ 90,000 over 10 months by spreading 17 malicious images that were downloaded more than 5 million times from Docker Hub, researchers said Wednesday. The repository finally removed the submissions in May, more than eight months after […]

37,000 Chrome users downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension

If you use Adblock Plus with Chrome and downloaded the extension pretty recently, you may want to check what you’ve installed. Apparently, a fake Adblock Plus extension made it through Google’s verification process and lived in the official Chrome Web Store alongside the real one. Google has taken down the phony listing after SwiftOnSecurity tweeted […]

4K titles on iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded

Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple announced the arrival of more 4K content to iTunes when it introduced the new Apple TV 4K last week. However, those who purchase the new set-top box will be limited in how they can enjoy 4K titles. According to an Apple support document, 4K content from […]

WhatsApp was the most downloaded app for Android last month – see the other top ten (FB)

When it comes to screen real estate on Android devices, Facebook and its family of apps rule the roost. As seen in this chart from Statista, Facebook is far ahead of the competition in Android app downloads. The top 4 most downloaded apps are all owned by Facebook. Combined, these Facebook apps racked up 297 […]

Sensor Tower: Just 17% of Nintendo Switch owners downloaded its online app

Nintendo’s Switch Online app isn’t winning any popularity contests. After its launch last week, only 17 percent of Switch owners have installed it, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. The app’s main draw is multiplayer chat and matchmaking for games like Splatoon 2, which was an instant hit and sold 670,955 copies in just the […]