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Fighting Financial Fraud in an Increasingly Digital World

Everywhere we look, we see some form of digital technology. People have access to computers, cellphones, televisions and even Wi-Fi-enabled smart appliances. Technology advances every day, giving way to exciting, innovative and life-changing experiences. Take cellphones, for example. Not too long ago, cellphones were a luxury. They were used simply to call p
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:30 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Financial Frau

Across the Great Divide: Measuring Security Awareness Among US and UK Users

End users in the U.S. and U.K. have very different attitudes toward security. Earlier this summer, Wombat Security surveyed more than 2,000 working adults — half in the U.S. and half in the U.K. — about various cybersecurity topics and perceptions of best practices. The researchers found some interesting surprises and noted a series of different attitudes a
Publish At:2017-08-18 13:25 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Cybersecurity Mobile Security Password Manag

Fake Snapchat in Google Play Store

Introduction   Zimperium discovered and reported a fake version of the popular Snapchat app in the official Google Play Store; At the time of our discovery, it was the second result when searching for “Snapchat”. The fake version of Snapchat app is using “Snap Inc .” as Company Name, with a  ” .” appended to original name. Fake
Publish At:2017-08-11 02:50 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Mobile Malware Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense

ZPI: One approach to rule them all

Introduction In 1975, a book was published that changed the way we approach complex problems. Inspired on how nature works “Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems” set the bases of genetic algorithms. The release date of this blogpost is strongly linked to that book, it is a symbolic tribute to its author, John Henry Holland, who passed out
Publish At:2017-08-10 08:55 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android iOS Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense Windows Ze

O Me, O My! Android O and Its Impact on the Enterprise

As the summer winds down, the next big wave of mobile OS updates is upon us — a seasonal trend that brings about excitement and positive change for both consumers and security leaders. With Google Android O version 8.0 set for imminent release, we’ve lined up some new features to look out for in the context of the mobile enterprise to ensure that you
Publish At:2017-08-08 16:20 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Android Apps Android Security Google

Jailbreak versus Compromise…

We see a lot of confusion in the market about precisely what it means to jailbreak a device–and that confusion could lead to serious problems, especially with regard to the notion of a hacker performing a jailbreak to attack a device. The security industry is notoriously full of acronyms, buzzwords and generally opaque jargon. Here at Zimperium, we try
Publish At:2017-08-08 13:55 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:iOS Mobile security Mobile Threat Defense Exploit jailbreak

Master the Basics to Manage IoT Security Risks

The very term Internet of Things (IoT) can sound like the buzziest of buzzwords. We all know we need to be aware of and plan for it, but sifting through all the security guidance about the IoT can be overwhelming. Moving Beyond Buzzwords To help cut through the noise, IBM released a new report, “Smart Things Call for Smart Risk Management,” detai
Publish At:2017-08-04 01:45 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Risk Management Cognitive Security Connected

Integrating the IoT Into Your Application Security Program

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, but is your security program ready to handle it? For many reasons, such as network complexity, limited visibility, politics and other challenges that come along with emerging technologies in the enterprise, your organizations is likely underprepared. To get up to speed, a good place to start is your application security
Publish At:2017-08-02 12:30 | Read:272 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Network Application Security Testing Ap

After Big Takedown Efforts, 20 More BankBot Mobile Malware Apps Make It Into Google Play

A flashlight app, fake videos or a fake gaming app? Any one of those could be malicious and harboring a mobile malware app, right there in a trusted official app store. In an ongoing trend, IBM X-Force noted that malicious apps manage to circumvent controls and infiltrate legitimate stores. And this is not about the plethora of adware apps infecting users in
Publish At:2017-07-28 03:30 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Mobile

SMS Scams and Smartphone Malware

Smartphones have become a crucial part of our everyday lives; we shop, bank and network using our phones. But with so much valuable personal data being stored on these devices, they have become a top target for cyber criminals. If they can crack our phones, they can steal our identities, blackmail us for cash, or empty our bank accounts using scams. As a res
Publish At:2017-07-25 22:40 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Malware scams smartphones sms

The 21st-Century Real Estate Deal: How the Internet of Things Is Changing Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is on the verge of a major disruption: the Internet of Things (IoT). Technology is making its way into an industry that historically lacks the innovative spirit, and we’re beginning to see a drastic change in what it means to be a real estate broker. As client needs evolve, brokers must develop new skills to k
Publish At:2017-07-14 17:35 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Network Automation Connected Devices Interne

Zero Packet Inspection

Introduction In this blogpost I describe the history of z9, our detection engine. I will show its performance over reference data sets commonly used in the machine learning community. I’ll then describe how we apply it to detect networks attacks without any type of packet inspection. Eventually, we encourage you to participate by helping us gather and
Publish At:2017-07-11 22:35 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:0-Packet Android iOS Machine Learning Mobile Malware Mobile

The Promise of a Unified App Catalog for the Enterprise

Applications can improve the way we get through the day. There are apps for shopping, getting to your next destination, staying abreast of the latest news, keeping in touch with loved ones — no matter what you need, chances are there’s an app for it. It’s no different for enterprises. Apps have helped revolutionize entire industries and have beco
Publish At:2017-07-11 15:55 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Endpoint Mobile Security Apple Applicat

Mistakes to avoid when choosing an app

Risks of downloading apps The snappy catchphrase “there’s an app for that” is true – there really is a smartphone app for almost every task you can think of. There’s a virtual cow milking simulator, a carpet cost calculator and a tool for counting how many beers you have drunk for instance. But next time you are looking for an app that’s a little unusual, th
Publish At:2017-07-07 12:20 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Panda Mobile Security tips

Maintaining CIA to Keep Health Care Security Threats at Bay

Imagine that your health care organization just went on bypass due to a cyberattack. For those unfamiliar with the term, bypass is when a health care facility is unable to provide services for one reason or another. When an emergency room parking bay area is literally full of ambulances, for example, the hospital may go on bypass to ensure that any addition
Publish At:2017-06-29 09:20 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Health Care Risk Management Data Protection Health Care Data

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