Reflecting on Recent iOS and Android Security Updates

By: Zuk Avraham Follow Zuk Avraham (@ihackbanme) Joshua DrakeFollow Joshua Drake (@jduck) Nikias BassenFollow 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 … Read More

Analysis of iOS & OS X Vulnerability: CVE-2016-1722

By: Joshua DrakeFollow Joshua Drake (@jduck) Nikias BassenFollow Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) Apple released iOS 9.2.1 update, the first iOS security update in 2016. As part of this update, Apple fixed code execution vulnerability in syslogd that was reported by Zimperium zLabs researchers Nikias Bassen and Joshua J. Drake. In this blog we’ll share how we … Read More

Video: Zimperium takes over Nexus 6 using Stagefright

Just how safe is your phone from hackers? Our own zLabs VP of Research Joshua Drake and founder and chairman Zuk Avraham sat down with Crime Watch Daily’s Ana Garcia to show viewers just how dangerous hackers abusing the Stagefright vulnerabilities can be. One of the most common ways for hackers to take over a person’s … 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