As mobile malware advances to the levels of desktop malware, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon protected APKs while analysing malware. Most of the times, the sample is simply obfuscated via classes/variables name stripping from the DEX file and/or strings obfuscation; but other times several layers divide the researcher from the original code, including: anti-debug: … Read More
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By: Rani Idan Follow Rani Idan (@raniXCH) As part of our platform research team in Zimperium zLabs, we investigated iOS mach message IPC, focusing on available services accessible from within the iOS sandbox. The goal of this effort was to assess potential opportunities to gain privilege escalation and escape the sandbox, which is a core part … Read More
According to the team at Graz University of Technology that responsibly disclosed the new bugs, Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can … Read More
Zimperium has released it’s latest summary report on mobile threats seen at its customers. The latest report summarizes mobile threats recorded from July 1 to September 30, 2017, for device risks, network threats, and app malware, click bots, and privacy abuse. Data in the “Zimperium Global Threat Report” is initiated by Zimperium’s mobile security and mobile threat defense … Read More
On November 3, 2017, some users of Reddit noticed two WhatsApp applications with the same developer name “WhatsApp Inc.” and started to investigate what looked like a fake update for the WhatsApp application. They quickly realized that the application has been downloaded more than one million times. As a part of Zimperium’s zLabs research team, … Read More