Like any other year, 2015 had its mix of ups and downs in the world of security. A fine line exists between the threats that we face and the solutions we have at our disposal; any slip-up on the part of defenders can make an existing problem that much worse. The coming year will not…Read More
Sex sells, and nowhere is that more true than the Chinese mobile landscape. Porn-themed malware has been hitting Android users in China, Japan, and Taiwan in recent weeks.
These malicious apps are distributed via SEO-optimized fake websites, with keywords targeting hot scandals and affairs used. These sites pretend to be porn video websites, and all lead to various malicious apps being downloaded.Read More
The discovery of the first Stagefright vulnerability last July is turning out to be just the beginning of many security concerns for Android users. The latest Nexus security bulletin released earlier this month includes updates for 15 remote code execution vulnerabilities related to libstagefright, all tagged as critical. We discovered four of the mentioned vulnerabilities…Read More
Android malware creators have recently been mixing business with play. We found two malicious gaming apps that were published on Google Play and are capable of rooting Android devices. If the apps Brain Test and RetroTetris ring a bell, better check your devices.
RetroTetris can be installed in Android versions starting from 2.3 Gingrebread while Brain Test can be installed in versions starting from 2.2 Froyo. Brain Test has been removed from Google Play since September 24. Meanwhile, we have informed the Google Play security team about the RetroTetris app and are awaiting their response.Read More
Mobile banking is now used by more and more users, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see banking Trojans trying to hit these users as well. We’ve seen spammed mails that pretend to be an update notification for an official PayPal app. These mails ask the user to click on a link to download the update; users in Germany appear to be the target of this spam run based on the language used.
As is the case with all spam campaigns, multiple IP addresses from different countries spammed this particular mail at its intended German targets. 41% of these senders were in Vietnam, with other countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Brazil and India accounting for the remainder. Some variants of this message were sent more than 14,000 times.Read More