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Mobile Malware May 25, 2017

The Judy Malware: Possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play

Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google’s official app store. The malware, dubbed “Judy”, is an auto-clicking adware which was found on 41 apps developed by a Korean company. The…

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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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Android April 12, 2017

Survey: Enterprise security pros doubtful they can prevent mobile breaches

At least once a week – usually after pounding on my iPhone to access a business document, texting a family member, and calling a colleague on another continent, all in a matter of minutes –…

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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 March 13, 2017

Hancitor Makes First Appearance in Top Five ‘Most Wanted’ Malware in Check Point’s February Global Threat Impact Index

Hancitor has surged into the top five of our ‘most wanted’ malware families worldwide for the first time, according to the new February Global Threat Impact Index from our Threat Intelligence Research Team. The downloader,…

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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 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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Threat Research October 21, 2016

September’s ‘Most Wanted’ Malware List: Ransomware in Top 3 for First Time

The Check Point Research Team revealed this week that ransomware attacks continued to rise in September. For the first time since the team launched the Threat Index, ransomware moved into the top three position of…

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