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CATEGORY ARCHIVES: mobile-malware

Mobile Device Malware on the Rise, ThreatSTOP Responds

The threat landscape is ever changing, in Q1 of 2017 alone, mobile ransomware attacks increased 250%. Mobile devices are an inseparable part of our life, making these valuable and vulnerable targets. As with any technology we use, ThreatSTOP is creating new ways to defend our customers.

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Switcher Android Malware - The Road From Android App to Hijacking DNS Server

One of the most recent campaigns highlighting the importance of router security is Mirai (The botnet that had large scale attacks by infected IoT devices). Even before this, reports emphasized the importance and vulnerability of these devices. For example, Report by Malware Researcher Kafeine revealed the use of an exploit kit aimed to exploit routers. This method showed Google Chrome users were redirected to a malicious server that loaded code designed to determine router models. (While changing the DNS servers configured to the router)

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You'll Probably Click on an Unsafe Link This Year...From Your Phone

The State of Mobile Security Report 2012 was just released by Mobile Security Company Lookout., which analyzed threat detection rates for its user base over a 12-month period, and found that four in 10 mobile users in the U.S. will click on an unsafe link on a mobile device this year.

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