Author: Daisuke Nakajima

Daisuke Nakajima Daisuke Nakajima is a mobile malware researcher and part of McAfee's Mobile Research and Operations team. He is based in Tokyo, and specializes in malware analysis, reverse-engineering, and malware detection code development.

Scammers love to sell “Flash Player” for Android to careless users who are easily deceived. Although a series of these scam apps were deleted from the official Android app store after our recent report, malicious apps such as Android/Fladstep have reappeared in the store. This time scammers are promoting their sales tools using the RSS […]

With mobile devices an essential part of our lives and privacy, we must protect that privacy against a form of mobile “spyware” that is openly sold and distributed and that threatens our privacy by secretly monitoring all of our activities on smartphones. In this context, spyware does not refer to Trojan malware that poses as […]

Adobe Flash Player has been a boon to Android malware creators for a long time. These developers have taken advantage of Flash’s popularity to create premium SMS Trojans and droppers, as well as other types of malware. McAfee Labs has detected a common scam app–Android/Fladstep.B–on the Google Play store since the end of 2013. The […]

Online scammers are always seeking to trick victims into paying money. Sports betting is a common lure for online scams to attract those who enjoy the thrill of gambling on sports. Usually these scammers use email or SMS messages to invite careless victims to such services. McAfee Labs has recently found many suspicious Android apps […]

Today many people use multiple web services, such as social networking and messaging services. Some users explicitly show their identity in these services, but others visit those services separately–as unidentifiable, different users. To protect their privacy, the latter group might not want their accounts and activities on multiple services to be associated with each other. […]