Posts in "Mobile Malware"

Pokémon Go: the Security Cost of Catching ’em All

For the past two weeks, full-grown adults, college students and children have all been roaming around the country in search of Pokémon (gotta catch ’em all, right?). This augmented reality mobile phenomenon has removed people from their home and encouraged them to explore their neighborhoods, but catching them all has come at a cost: beyond … Read More

Zimperium Applauds Google’s Rapid Response to Unpatched Kernel Exploit

On March 15th, Zimperium’s zIPS Mobile Threat Protection solution identified a zero-day mobile attack and its zLabs research team immediately reported the exploit to the Android Security Team. The reported attack is delivered via a publicly-available rooting application, KingRoot, using an unpatched local elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel reported as CVE-2015-1805. Affected devices are … Read More

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