Posts in "Mobile Malware"

Reflecting on Recent iOS and Android Security Updates

By:Zuk Avraham Follow Zuk Avraham (@ihackbanme)Joshua Drake Follow Joshua Drake (@jduck)Nikias Bassen Follow Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) The last thirty days proven to be yet another exciting time for the mobile security ecosystem. Apple and Google released updates for their respective mobile operating systems that fix several critical issues — including some in the kernel that … Read More

Zimperium’s z9 Engine Detected the Recent Adware with Rooting Capabilities without an Update

Last week, a new strain of trojan adware was discovered, bearing automatic device-rooting capabilities that make it  almost impossible to remove from affected Android devices. This malware, dubbed Shuanet is another example of increasing sophistication in mobile threats. Shuanet is the third family in a trilogy of recently discovered malicious adware that disguises itself as … Read More

zYiRemoval – Free tool to remove YiSpecter

By: Nikias BassenFollow Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) An enterprise security vendor, Palo Alto Networks,  followed up on a threat discovered by Cheetah Mobile and Qihoo360, and identified a malware spreading through social media and other channels. This malware, named YiSpecter, is abusing enterprise code signing to trick the user into installing a malicious app. Following Zimperium’s … Read More

How to Protect from StageFright Vulnerability

Earlier this week, Zimperium (@ZIMPERIUM), the leader in mobile threat protection, unveiled a major vulnerability in Android – Stagefright. Joshua Drake (@jduck), VP of Platform Research and Exploitation and a senior member of Zimperium zLabs, proactively studied the code. According to a few firms, other people have identified vulnerabilities in Stagefright which lead us to … Read More