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Black Hat 2016 Recap and 5 Key Takeaways

Trustlook was thrilled to be part of Black Hat 2016 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. We had a booth in Innovation City, and had the chance to meet many great people in the security industry as well as learn a lot of great new things about cyber security. We successfully launched two new products: Read More

Trustlook Discovers a Remote Administration Tool (RAT) Android Malware

High Risk Malware by Onespy collects data from popular apps The malicious app was detected by Trustlook as “Android.Trojan.Pathcall”, with a severity rating of  8/10 (High Risk). It disguises itself as a “System Settings” app to avoid being removed. The app starts as a service and is invisible to the user. The package can be Read More

Trustlook adds GPU detection to popular QuadRooter scanner app

Trustlook has again updated its popular Qualcomm QuadRooter Scanner App with version 1.2.3. QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-2059, CVE-2016-2503, CVE-2016-2504, CVE-2016-5340, CVE-2016-2060) affecting an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets built using Qualcomm chipsets. The key updates to the app are as follows: Version 1.2.3: – In addition to CPU (Central Read More

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Don’t be Fooled by Fake QuadRooter Patches

It’s bad enough that nearly 900 million Android users are impacted by Qualcomm’s QuadRooter vulnerability. Now, we are learning that scammers published two Android apps on Google Play that claimed to fix QuadRooter flaws but instead serve unwanted ads. This clearly is an attempt to exploit the uncertainty about which devices will receive the Android security updates. The Read More

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Sony Mobile is Releasing a Fix for Qualcomm Quadrooter Vulnerability

Users of Sony smartphones can breathe a little easier. The company has announced that patches are being released that address the widespread Qualcomm QuadRooter vulnerability that impacts close to 900 million Android phone users. Here is Sony Mobile’s official comment on the Quadrooter Android vulnerability: “Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data Read More

Trustlook Updates Qualcomm QuadRooter Scanner Android App

Trustlook has updated its popular Qualcomm QuadRooter Scanner App in an attempt to improve the app’s stability. QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-2059, CVE-2016-2503, CVE-2016-2504, CVE-2016-5340, CVE-2016-2060) affecting an estimated 900 million Android smartphones and tablets built using Qualcomm chipsets. The key updates to the app are as follows: 1. Improved descriptions for Read More

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Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Qualcomm’s QuadRooter Vulnerability

QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-2059, CVE-2016-2503, CVE-2016-2504, CVE-2016-5340, CVE-2016-2060) affecting Android devices built using Qualcomm chipsets. It is estimated that a staggering 900 million Android smartphones and tablets could be affected. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself against this vulnerability. 1. The most important thing you can do is avoid the Read More

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Trustlook App Detects Qualcomm QuadRooter Vulnerability

Trustlook released a free Qualcomm QuadRooter Scanner application (available on Google Play) that enables Android phone owners to check if they are exposed to QuadRooter, the widespread vulnerability affecting millions of Android devices. If their device is exposed, the user may be able to download a software update from the device manufacturer that contains a security Read More

Customizable Trojan hides itself and silently collects confidential information

This malicious app was detected by Trustlook as “Android.Trojan.Hideicon”, with a severity rating of 8/10 (High Risk). It disguises itself as a WiFi utility program and steals user’s information. The app targets smartphone users in Brazil, and because of this, the Trojan uses text written in the Portuguese language. The research Trojan package can be Read More