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Google’s 2017 Android Security Report Shines Light on ExpensiveWall

Google recently published its 2017 security report for the Android ecosystem, a comprehensive overview of the constantly evolving mobile threat landscape, which indicates that Trojans, spyware, and hostile downloaders account for a large portion of mobile threats today. Among the eight notable Android malware campaigns cited by Google in the report was ExpensiveWall, a malware discovered by…

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Android April 5, 2018

Meet The Hackers: A Series On Mobile Malware

Over the past year, every company in the world has experienced a mobile malware attack.   Mobile malware has become a major concern for both consumers and organizations worldwide. Although much has been written about which mobile malwares are prevalent and how the different variants operate, it’s critical to understand why attackers choose to target…

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Corporate Blog February 26, 2018

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children.   Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside roughly 60 game apps, several of which are intended for children.…

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Corporate Blog January 12, 2018

LightsOut: Shining a Light On Malicious Flashlight Apps on Google Play

Check Point researchers have detected a new type of adware roaming Google Play, the official app store of Google. The suspicious scripts overrides the user’s decision to disable ads showing outside of a legitimate context, and then, in many of the apps, hides its icon to hinder efforts to remove it. This is a purely…

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Corporate Blog January 5, 2018