Posts in "Mobile Malware"

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

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