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What is Firmware Over the Air FOTA?

The recent data theft incident involving ADUPS technologies has brought into focus FOTA, which stands for Firmware Over the Air. For many, this is a new terminology concept and a whole new concept. Most consumers are familiar with downloading software updates to a phone or computer. But firmware downloads must be handled differently because they Read More

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Trustlook Releases ADUPS Vulnerability Detector

Trustlook has released a new feature in its Trustlook Mobile Security app that identifies the presence of rogue firmware from Shanghai ADUPS Technology Co. This potentially dangerous firmware comes pre-installed on some Android phones, and can monitor text messages, phone call histories, and details of how the phone is being used all without the user’s Read More

Trustlook joins VirusTotal to Fight Malware

Trustlook is pleased to join VirusTotal in the fight against malware. VirusTotal is the leading online platform to analyze malware. VirusTotal chose to work with Trustlook because of Trustlook’s superior machine learning technology. About VirusTotal VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, Read More

Banking Trojan Targets German Financial Institutions

This report summarizes a mobile malware attack recently discovered by Trustlook Labs. Based on the information we obtained, Trustlook can confirm that various financial institutions across the world have been targeted, with Germany being the most targeted country in the attack. Trustlook Labs investigated the malware’s attack vectors as well as the communication between the Read More

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Latest BYOD research is part of Trustlook Insights Q4 report

Trustlook has released its Q4 Trustlook Insights report which focuses on the latest trends and best practices in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). BYOD is the practice of allowing employees to use personal devices at work. It gives employees freedom over where (and how) they work, and allows companies to spend less in operating expenses. Despite Read More

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Top 10 Trending Malwares for October 7, 2016

SkyEye from Trustlook provides deep insights into mobile apps. The following 10 apps contain the most dangerous malware for the past week. 1.Android.Trojan.Kungfu 2.Android.Trojan.Vplayer 3.Android.Troj.Dialer 4.Android.Trojan.Fakeinst 5.Android.Trojan.Androrat 6.Android.Riskware.Guidead 7.Android.Trojan.Androrat 8.Android.Adware.Waps 9.Android.Adware.Startapp 10.Android.Riskware.Counterclank See information on over 3 million apps on SkyEye.

How to Unpack Baidu Protect through Memory Dumping

Trustlook Mobile Security has researched an app (MD5: 67257EA2E9EC6B35C9E5245927980EEA) that is packed/encrypted by Baidu Protect, the service provided by Baidu. Users can upload their APKs to the developer portal in Baidu to get their apps hardened. The app terminates itself when running on several versions of Android emulators. It runs on a Moto G phone Read More

Video on How to Stay Safe from BadKernel Android Threat

First discovered in August 2016, BadKernel is a flaw in the Google Chromium mobile browser framework that spreads as users click on malicious links. Users of older versions of Chromium-powered mobile browsers, as well as applications with embedded Webview (such as the massively popular WeChat app) may be vulnerable. If infected, a user’s contacts and Read More