Posts in "Threat Research"

Gartner Mobile Threat Defense and Enterprise Mobile Security Guide

“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

Zimperium zLabs iOS Security Advisories

As part of zLab’s platform research team, I’ve tried to investigate an area of the kernel that wasn’t thoroughly researched before.  After digging into some of Apple’s closed-source kernel modules, one code chunk led to another and I’ve noticed a little-known module, which I’ve never seen before, called AppleAVE. AppleAVE was written neglecting basic security fundamentals, to the extent that the … Read More

Threat Research: zTorg Trojan Variations

This Threat Research is about two variations of the zTorg mobile trojan recently discovered in Google Play by Kaspersky researcher, Roman Unucheck. In his blog post, Unucheck described the two variations as “Magic browser” and “Noise Detector”. According to Unucheck, “Magic browser” was uploaded to Google Play on May 15, 2017 and was installed more than 50,000 times. … Read More