Posts in "Threat Research"

Validating Machine Learning Detection of Mobile Malware with Zimperium’s z9

Zimperium’s core machine learning engine, z9, has a proven track record of detecting zero-day exploits. We recently announced an extension of the framework that detects previously unknown mobile malware. This extension is known as “z9 for Mobile Malware”, and was officially announced in September 2017. Internally, the code name has been “Cogito”, so this research … Read More

Mobile Threat Data Q2 2017

Zimperium is releasing its most recent summarized mobile threat data detected via our global enterprise customers. The data provides insight into what type of threats our customers are detecting by having the zIPS mobile threat defense app on corporate and BYO devices. zIPS enables companies to detect threats to mobile devices in real-time, so attacks via … Read More

Your Guide to Mobile Threat Defense

“The signs are clear that mobile threats can no longer be ignored. Security and risk management leaders must familiarize themselves with mobile threat defense solutions and plan to gradually integrate them to mitigate mobile risks.”* *Gartner Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense Solutions, Dionisio Zumerle, John Girard, 22 August 2017 Gartner recently released its second … Read More

ziVA: Zimperium’s iOS Video Audio Kernel Exploit

Follow @doadam Following my previous post, I’m releasing ziVA: a fully chained iOS kernel exploit that (should) work on all the iOS devices running iOS 10.3.1 or earlier. The exploit itself consists of multiple vulnerabilities that were discovered all in the same module: AppleAVEDriver. The exploit will be covered in depth in my HITBGSEC talk … Read More

Fake Snapchat in Google Play Store

Zimperium discovered and reported a fake version of the popular Snapchat app in the official Google Play Store; At the time of our discovery, it was the second result when searching for “Snapchat”. The fake version of Snapchat app is using “Snap Inc .” as Company Name, with a  ” .” appended to original name. … Read More