android: Explained: Know all about the Emoji Kitchen on Android

Google has recently unveiled a new feature in the form of the Emoji Kitchen sticker tool for Gboard on Android. This feature allows Android users to combine different emojis directly on their keyboard, before sharing those creations on their favorite apps. This sticker tool takes two different emojis and automatically combines them. Each combination is … Read more

Google’s April patch is out now for Pixel phones

Including some Pixel 6-specific fixes It’s the first Monday of the month, and if you’re a Pixel owner, you know exactly what that means. April’s security patch for Google’s lineup of phones is here, and while it’s not quite as exciting as a fully-fledged Feature Drop, there’s a hint of good news for fans. This … Read more

Anatomy of an Android Malware Dropper

Recently at EFF’s Threat Lab, we’ve been focusing a lot on the Android malware ecosystem and providing tools for its analysis. We’ve noticed a lot of samples of Android malware in the tor-hydra family have surfaced, masquerading as banking apps to lure unsuspecting customers into installing them. In this post, we will take an example … Read more

Google warns this dangerous hidden app lets strangers record you

A dangerous piece of spyware that eavesdrops on anyone who downloads it has been discovered by researchers. The dodgy Android app keeps track of your location and records you through your devices’ microphones, according to a report. It then sends the files to the murky organization behind the technology. Their identity remains a mystery. They … Read more