We recently observed an active adware campaign (detected by Trend Micro as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXAA and AndroidOS_HiddenAd.GCLA) concealed in free-to-download 182 game and camera apps, majority of which were found on the Google Play Store and collectively had millions of downloads.Read More
The iOS ecosystem is usually described as a closed ecosystem, under the strict control of Apple. However, there are still ways to get around this tight control. Remember the Haima app? That method relied on enterprise certificates from Apple—which are costly, since the certificates needed are changed very frequently.
We are currently seeing how third-party app stores are improving. Recently, we saw an app that leads to a third-party app store being offered on the official iOS App Store. To evade detection, this app was concealed as a legitimate app. In at least one case, an app used for jailbreaking was available via this third-party app store.Read More
Earlier we talked about some Flappy Bird-related threats. In the course of uncovering their background, we found several third-party app stores that distributed or created similarly dangerous mobile apps. These third-party app stores target mobile users in Vietnam and inject advertising or even malicious code into popular apps. These apps put the user’s privacy at risk, and may…Read More
With Android’s steady growth in the US market and other parts of the world, it’s no surprise that the Android OS is also becoming more and more popular in China. Many users choose to use Android-based devices because of their powerful functions, various phone types, reasonable prices, and plenty of applications. A consequence of this…Read More