Posts in "Mobile Malware"

zYiRemoval – Free tool to remove YiSpecter

By:Nikias Bassen Follow 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

Zimperium customers are safe from Samsung Keyboard Security Risk

A potential security risk has been discovered on a large number of Android Smartphones as discovered by Nowsecure. Some of the latest devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S5, come pre-loaded with a third-party keyboard app, SwiftKey, which fetches an update over unsecure and invalidated channel. This allows the attacker on the same Wifi … Read More

Telegram App Store Secret-Chat Messages in Plain-Text Database

EDIT: The following post * was not on a rooted or jailbroken device *. In order to access the plain-text secret-chat database containing the messages, we used our implementation of CVE-2014-3153. The claims that the device is rooted / jailbroken are incorrect and misleading. I will start by quoting CryptoFail blog “Telegram is an encrypted … Read More

Millions impacted by infected Android Apps

Millions of Android users have been impacted recently by malware masquerading as a card game called Durak, an IQ test and a history app. The discovery was made by Avast security researcher, Flip Chytry. The malware contains fake ads that pop-up whenever an unsuspecting user unlocks their device. The ads warn users about fake issues … Read More