Posts in "Threat Research"

New Crucial Vulnerabilities in Apple’s bluetoothd daemon

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

Threat Advisory: Meltdown & Spectre

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 Global Threat Report – Q3 2017

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

Fake WhatsApp… and the Real Malware zLabs Discovered

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

Clicking Bot Applications

Cyber crime, like any crime, has its motives; each malware has its own malicious profit. Spyware spies on you. Ransomware demands a ransom to decrypt your private digital data. Phishing Malware phishes for your username, password or account numbers. Installation-fraud achieves fake software installations. Ad fraud fraudulently represents online advertisement impressions, clicks, conversion or data … Read More