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Security Insights February 15, 2017

Android: the Perils of Popularity

Despite the long lines you see stretching from stores when a new iPhone comes out, Android phones rule. According to IDC[i], Android’s market share hovers at over 80 percent while iOS has a market share…

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Threat Research January 24, 2017

Charger Malware Calls and Raises the Risk on Google Play

Several weeks ago, Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention detected and quarantined the Android device of an unsuspecting customer employee who downloaded and installed a 0day mobile ransomware from Google Play dubbed “Charger.” This incident demonstrates…

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Threat Research January 23, 2017

A Whale of a Tale: HummingBad Returns

  Check Point researchers have found a new variant of the HummingBad malware hidden in more than 20 apps on Google Play. The infected apps in this campaign were downloaded several million times by unsuspecting…

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Threat Research December 13, 2016

An In-depth Look at the Gooligan Malware Campaign

Check Point mobile threat researchers today published a technical report that provides deep technical analysis of the Gooligan Android malware campaign, which was first announced on November 30. The report discusses the ins and outs of how more…

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Threat Research November 30, 2016

More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan

As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today a new and alarming malware campaign. The attack campaign, named Gooligan, breached the security of over one…

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Security Insights October 14, 2016

Android Updates: Hurry Up and Wait  

Google, device makers and carriers take too long to update Android vulnerabilities. In fact, while it takes Apple just days to update iOS when it finds a vulnerability, Threatpost points out that it can take Google weeks or even months…

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Security Insights September 22, 2016

Gartner Recognizes the Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

HummingBad. Stagefright. QuadRooter. Mobile malware and vulnerabilities have been making headlines well over the past year, and attacks are becoming a more common way for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. We believe this trend –…

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Security Insights September 21, 2016

On Their Best Behavior: Securing iOS and Android in the Enterprise

In today’s business environment, using mobile devices isn’t just a business requirement, it’s an employee expectation. But for some organizations, these devices present security challenges that prevent or limit their ability to support a fully…

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Security Insights September 16, 2016

In The Wild: App Stores Are No Sanctuary for Mobile Malware

Most mobile users rely on Google Play and the Apple App Store for their safety and assume that by downloading only highly-rated apps from these stores keeps them safe from mobile malware. In the past,…

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Threat Research September 8, 2016

CallJam Android Malware Found on Google Play

Keeping Android smartphones and tablets safe from malicious apps is a constant battle for enterprises, end users, and for Google. Despite Google’s efforts to prevent cybercriminals from infiltrating Google Play, the Check Point mobile research…

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