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Corporate Blog November 30, 2017

77% of Android Devices Still Endanger Users Due to Design Flaws

Researchers have discovered a design flaw in Android that can be used to remotely capture screenshots or record audio… without the user’s knowledge or consent.   The attack relies on the MediaProjection service in Android,…

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Corporate Blog September 18, 2017

Does Your Mobile Anti-Virus App Protect Or Infect You? The Truth Behind DU Antivirus Security

With mobile attacks representing nearly 20% of all cyberattacks in the Americas during the first half of 2017, users are constantly warned to be aware of security risks affecting their data and privacy, and install…

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Android September 14, 2017

ExpensiveWall: A Dangerous ‘Packed’ Malware On Google Play That Will Hit Your Wallet

Check Point’s mobile threat research team identified a new variant of an Android malware that sends fraudulent premium SMS messages and charges users’ accounts for fake services without their knowledge. According to Google Play data,…

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Corporate Blog August 2, 2017

CSO Gives SandBlast Mobile a Rave Review

I was delighted to read David Strom’s extremely favorable product review of Check Point SandBlast Mobile in CSO magazine a few weeks ago. Strom really puts SandBlast Mobile through the paces in the review, and…

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Threat Research May 9, 2017

Android Permission Security Flaw

Check Point researchers spotted a flaw in one of Android’s security mechanisms. Based on Google’s policy which grants extensive permissions to apps installed directly from Google Play, this flaw exposes Android users to several types…

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Android April 25, 2017

SandBlast Mobile receives highest security score in independent test

Great news!  Miercom conducted the first independent, hands-on test of mobile threat defense products and Check Point SandBlast Mobile received Miercom’s Certified Secure Award! This is Miercom’s highest award for achievement in competitive, hands-on testing…

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Enterprise Mobile Security April 21, 2017

Introducing SandBlast Mobile: comprehensive mobile threat protection

Just how susceptible are mobile devices to attacks in enterprise environments? It’s safe to say that mobile cyberattacks beset every business. For 12 months, Check Point analyzed data from 850 companies around the world, and…

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Android April 6, 2017

The latest findings on Chrysaor (Pegasus for Android) are even more stealthy

Earlier this week Google published a research about a new sophisticated spyware tool for Android, believed to be related to the Pegasus malware for iOS, which was discovered in August 2016. As Google wrote in…

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Threat Research March 23, 2017

Google’s annual Android security report illustrates Check Point’s dominance in mobile threat defense research

Google published its annual security report yesterday for the Android ecosystem. The report includes many commendable efforts by Google to improve the security of users, and fight back against the raging surge of malware. One…

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Threat Research February 21, 2017

2016 H2 Global and Regional Threat Intelligence Trends

Introduction New, sophisticated threats continue to emerge on a daily basis across multiple platforms: social media, mobile platforms, email, and web pages. At the same time, prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve, bypassing…

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