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Corporate Blog January 12, 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…

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Corporate Blog January 5, 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,…

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Uncategorized March 8, 2017

The Skinner adware rears its ugly head on Google Play

A new member of the ever growing adware-found-on-Google-Play-list has been found. Previous members include Viking Horde, DressCode and CallJam, among many others. The malware, dubbed “Skinner”, was embedded inside an app which provides game related…

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Security Insights March 7, 2017

Introducing Check Point vSEC for Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Security Puzzle – Solved! If you are deploying workloads (like web servers) or migrating back office apps into Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you will be happy to know that you can now do it…

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Security Insights

Choice, Flexibility and Advanced Security – Now with Google Cloud Platform

As a general rule of thumb, it has been a long accepted strategy in IT to avoid vendor lock in, or trusting too much in a single equipment provider that you get stuck because changing…

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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 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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Threat Research July 10, 2014

Security Disclosure: Google’s iOS Gmail App Potential Target for Threat Actors

Security Disclosure: As part of our ongoing research into Apple’s iOS environment, we analyze mobile apps from various perspectives. During a routine analysis of the Gmail iOS app we unexpectedly came across a vulnerability which enables a threat actor that is performing a Man-in-the-Middle attack to view, and even modify, encrypted communications. The Vulnerability: Gmail’s iOS App Does Not Perform Certificate Pinning.

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