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Stop-the-menace-of-Android-rooting-malware-attacks-with-RASP

Stop the menace of Android rooting malware attacks with RASP


Monday, September 25, 2017 by

One of the key security issues facing organizations that support Android devices is the risk of rooting malware. A number of malware families on the Android mobile OS attempt to obtain root access once installed because the elevated privileges gained come in handy to perform malicious activities.   What you need to know about Tordow v2.0 and Pegasus The To...


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VASCO launches overlay detection in DIGIPASS


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a provider of identity, security and business productivity solutions, has announced its ability to help organizations detect and mitigate mobile application overlay attacks through added functionality in the DIGIPASS for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) module.Overlay attacks are increasingly being deployed to stea...


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Security Brief - Protecting Against the OWASP Mobile Top 10


Thursday, January 7, 2016 by

There are over 1.6 million Android apps in the Google Play store. Over 1.5 million apps are in the Apple App Store. For mobile app hackers, today’s mobile environment has never offered a more fertile landscape to phish for user information or implant mobile malware. And never in history has more information been available to exploit.To understand how mobile application ...


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What You Need to Know about BYOD Security


Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by

As employees bring their own devices to work, IT teams face an assortment of challenges, from managing mobile apps on a myriad of different devices to backing up and restoring business data. But bar none, the greatest burden for IT staff is securing business data on mobile devices.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (in Reverse Order)The UglyThe BYOD phenomenon has spawned ...


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Security to Take Front Row Seat for Operators and Governments in 2015


Thursday, December 18, 2014 by

AdaptiveMobile has identified that network-level security is set to be on operator and government agendas for 2015. The company also identified trends that IoT and mobile malware will be defining new challenges of mobile security. AdaptiveMobile is he world’s number one mobile security provider. The company released its top mobile security trends for...


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iOS AdThief Malware Affects Some App Revenue


Thursday, August 21, 2014 by

The Virus Bulletin has posted a new update on iOS/AdThief, a.k.a. Spad, which is a piece of malware that hijacks ad revenue in jailbroken devices and redirects them to the attacker.The Virus Bulletin reports that the malware was first noticed in March 2014. The Bulletin is now publishing a report by Axelle Apvrille which describes the malware in detail.The report shows ...


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New Mobile Malware SMS Worm, Selfmite, Attacks Android Users


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by

AdaptiveMobile has discovered a previously unknown piece of mobile malware dubbed Selfmite.The malware spreads via SMS and fools users into installing a worm app which propagates by automatically sending a text message to contacts in the infected phone’s address book. The worm then requests users to install another legitimate app via an advertising platform; the au...


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Mobile Gaming Apps Ripe for Cyber Attacks


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

One thing is universal, criminals chase the money and with billions in online and mobile gaming you can be sure that cyber thieves are busy figuring out ways to get their hands on a piece of the pie.That’s why one of this week’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) presentations that caught our eye is a presentation by Peak 10 and Curse to explore new models for scaling, s...


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New Service Combats Mobile Ad Redirects and Malvertising


Monday, January 27, 2014 by

The Media Trust has announced the release of Mobile Scanner, a subscription-based service that immediately detects and stops mobile redirects before they can negatively impact the user experience and revenues for publishers, ad networks, exchanges and demand side platforms (DSPs). The Media Trust provides client-side automation and monitoring services for...


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Increase Your App Rating, One Mobile Test at a Time


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by

There’s nothing worse than taking the time to develop your mobile app for release, only to discover that it is not loading, has bugs, or even worse - crashes. The result of these failures in a mobile-centric, get-it-now world can be catastrophic to an enterprise mobile business. Developing mobile apps is extremely expensive and quality is often sidestepped due to the ...