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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

Trustlook Mobile Security Pre-installed on TECNO Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus

Watch the intro video here Africa’s leading mobile device maker TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings has partnered with Trustlook, a next generation mobile security company. Visit https://www.tecno-mobile.com to get your new Phantom 6 mobile device, now pre-loaded with the Trustlook Mobile Security & Antivirus app. Over the last decade, TECNO mobile has dominated Read More

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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

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

Top 10 Most Widespread Mobile App Viruses (6/26/2016 – 7/2/2016)

The following table contains the top 10 most widespread mobile app viruses discovered by Trustlook Mobile Security for the week of June 26, 2016 thru July 2, 2016. Virus Name # of Mobile Apps Containing the Virus Android.Trojan.Sendbox 172,778 Android.Trojan.Obad 46150 Android.Malware.Downloader 4909 Android.Trojan.Triada 4899 Android.Malware.Fakegupdt 4567 Android.Trojan.Ztorg 4219 Android.Trojan.Hideicon 4090 Android.Trojan.Regdev 3528 Android.Trojan.Downloader 2901 Android.Trojan.Kemoge Read More