Mobile

Emerging Mobile Threats

With the increase in popularity of smartphones and tablets, threats for mobile platforms are increasing as well. Particularly among these are the Symbian, RIM Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android. There are hardly any malware for iOS except for some data leakage apps and for jail broken iOS devices such as...
Emerging Mobile Threats

Fake Android Market Security tool

Google recently published its Android Market Security Tool in order to remove all malicious applications infected with the DroidDream malware. Affected users will see a notification on their smartphone that the tool has been installed. More info about this from Google is here. After a few days a malicious version...
Fake Android Market Security tool

Android malware wallpaper app

Researchers at mobile security firm Lookout, presented at Black Hat security conference about their discovery of a wallpaper app secretly transmitting phone numbers, subscriber identifiers, and voicemail numbers to a server in Shenzen, China. Over a million people are believed to have downloaded the app. You can read more about...
Android malware wallpaper app

Android Rootkit Malware

Rootkits are software that are designed to hide deep within the operating system to conceal their presence and activity. They are often used by malware authors to carry on their malicious activity unnoticed. Rootkits for both Windows and Unix/Linux systems have existed for a long time. They are often hard...
Android Rootkit Malware

Android Banking Malware

A malicious app appeared in the Android market place which poses as a shell for mobile banking applications, and steals personal information about a user’s bank accounts for the purposes of identity theft. This was first reported by First Tech Credit Union who currently do not have an app for...
Android Banking Malware