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Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

What’s new on the mobile security front? From an uncovered APT campaign that had been running since 2007, to new Android research unveiled platform issues affecting the permissions, and Snapchat hacks. If you weren’t able to keep up with the news – we did it for you.

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Threat Research February 14, 2014

AVPasser: When Widespread Malware Adopts Targeted Attack Capabilities

We’d like to draw your attention to another new Chinese malware for Android, named AVPasser. AVPasser looks like an advanced mRAT (Mobile Remote Access Trojan) and was first discovered by Chinese researchers. Our own follow-up research revealed a very interesting capability – self uninstall.

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Threat Research February 12, 2014

The Spy in Your Pocket, Part 1: An Overview of Mobile Remote Access Trojans (mRATs)

We’re excited to present at the upcoming RSA 2014 at the end of the month. Our talk “Practical Attacks against MDM Solutions (and What You Can Do About It)” is going to focus on various threats to mobile devices and how mobile Remote Access Trojans (mRATs) are able to bypass current detection solutions. Leading up to the conference, we’d like to provide you with this short series overviewing mRATs.

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Threat Research February 10, 2014

WEEKLY MOBILE SECURITY NEWS ROUNDUP

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Threat Research February 7, 2014

Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege: Security in a Mobile-driven Legal World

When people talk about security in terms of industries, verticals such as finance, retail and healthcare tend to pop up a lot. Surprisingly, legal is placed lower on the security-focus rung.

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Threat Research February 3, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

This week’s blog covers quite a few significant topics. While some broke news around the world (Angry Birds), others might have missed your inbox.

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Threat Research January 31, 2014

OldBoot: A New Bootkit for Android

First mentioned in a Chinese blog post, we’d like to provide more details on the first persistent Android malware. Research revealed a new Bootkit malware, currently the only one of its’ kind, that is already present in over 500,000 android devices in China. It goes by the name: Oldboot.

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Threat Research January 29, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

One story crept under the radar this week – on the face of it, it seemed small but in fact it carries a major significance, both in terms of users’ security awareness and the enterprise’s response.

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Threat Research January 23, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

Busy week? We have you covered with the summary of the most important and relevant mobile security news items.

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Threat Research January 17, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

What’s new on the mobile security front? We present the weekly mobile security news round up to keep you updated on the most relevant items.

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Threat Research January 10, 2014