Posts in "Mobile Malware"

You’ve Just Won $1,000! Lucky You!

We’ve all seen them. They are annoying; can be abusive and sometimes malicious. It goes something like this: You’re navigating a web page to read an article on your mobile phone.  Just as you start to read, the whole page is redirected. A full screen ad announces you’ve just won $1,000! Lucky you! Not really. … Read More

Machine Learning vs Signatures, Round N: Once Again, Zimperium Detects Malware No One Else Does

Analysis & Post By: Alex Calleja (@alximw) Matteo Favaro (@fvrmatteo)     Advertising and click fraud campaigns are one of the most common mobile malware-based monetization techniques. Although they are considered a lawful income source in most app markets, they can put the user’s privacy at risk and even cause economic damage. Once again, Zimperium’s machine-learning based solution, … Read More

Fake Play Market: Zimperium’s z9 against Social Engineering Attack Vectors

Analysis & Post By: Alex Calleja (@alximw) Matteo Favaro (@fvrmatteo) Introduction Since the beginning of 2018, researchers in Zimperium’s zLabs have been tracking a rise in the frequency and sophistication of applications that have been loaded outside of the official Google Play Store. Many of these have leveraged social engineering techniques such as duplicate Play Stores. … Read More