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
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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
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
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
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