Posts in "Mobile Malware"

Will the Real Hummer Trojan Please Stand Up?

Several researchers have reported on the discovery of Hummer Trojan, as one calls it, or HummingBad as another calls it. Another said it was also known as Shedun. Zimperium’s customers are safe from this recently discussed threat even before these threats were published. The attack was detected through our z9 machine learning engine without requiring … Read More

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