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Threat Research January 31, 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 29, 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 23, 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 17, 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 10, 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 4, 2014

Weekly Mobile Security News Roundup

As a way to kick-start 2014, we’re going to start releasing a weekly summary of the important events and trends in the Mobile Security world.

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Threat Research December 25, 2013

Evasi0n7 JB– the first iOS7 Jailbreak

We’ve been expecting an iOS7 jailbreak tool for some time. After all, researchers have been working towards this for the past few months, and the rumor mill was working overtime. Timing its release on 22nd of December, evasi0n7 JB was one holiday gift we weren’t excited about.

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Threat Research December 11, 2013

Hand of Thief (HoT) Moves its Way to Android

A relatively new commercial mobile bot, Hands of Thief (HoT) for Android, which targets users of online banking has been circulating the underground forums for the past three months. As its owner claims, this bot variant is “better than Perkele” – the notorious Android malware kit used to bypass multi-factor authentication.

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Threat Research December 10, 2013

The 2013 Android Vulnerability of the Year

Were we to pick the most notorious 2013 Android vulnerability - the dubious award would undoubtedly go to CVE-2013-6282. A privilege escalation flaw released in October and affects all Android versions 4.0-4.3. What makes this vulnerability so abysmal?

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Threat Research November 26, 2013

Check Point Threat Emulation Finds “Joke-of-the-day” Chain Letter is No Joke

Summary Check Point’s Threat Emulation Cloud Service recently detected an Excel document that runs a macro in order to change the computer’s background “as a joke”. Like other email chain letters, the message propagates when…

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