Tag Archive: Mobile

BreakingApp – WhatsApp Crash & Data Loss Bug

December 17, 2019 3:00 am

By Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin and Yaara Shriki Background: Some of the latest news regarding WhatsApp vulnerabilities are relating to a manipulation of the WhatsApp protocol using a tool built by Check Point... Click to Read More

Agent Smith: A New Species of Mobile Malware

July 10, 2019 5:58 am

  Research by: Aviran Hazum, Feixiang He, Inbal Marom, Bogdan Melnykov, Andrey Polkovnichenko   Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that quietly infected around 25 million devices, while... Click to Read More

Zooming In On “Domestic Kitten”

October 23, 2018 7:29 am

  In recent years, Iran has been channeling significant resources into cyber warfare, devoting designated entities within multiple government agencies to conduct extensive espionage campaigns against foreign countries such as the United States,... Click to Read More

Domestic Kitten: An Iranian Surveillance Operation

September 7, 2018 6:03 am

  Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, Italian political philosopher Machiavelli and English philosopher Thomas Hobbes all justified deceit in war as a legitimate form of warfare. Preceding them all, however, were some in the... Click to Read More

Man-in-the-Disk: Android Apps Exposed via External Storage

August 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Research By: Slava Makkaveev   Recently, our researchers came across a shortcoming in the design of Android’s use of storage resources. Careless use of External Storage by applications may open the door to... Click to Read More

FakesApp: A Vulnerability in WhatsApp

August 7, 2018 4:15 am

Research By: Dikla Barda, Roman Zaikin and Oded Vanunu   As of early 2018, the Facebook-owned messaging application, WhatsApp, has over 1.5 billion users with over one billion groups and 65 billion messages... Click to Read More

GlanceLove: Spying Under the Cover of the World Cup

July 12, 2018 6:02 am

  When the whistle of the first match of the 2018 World Cup blew, it didn’t just signal the start of an exciting tournament for football fans worldwide, but also gave the green... Click to Read More

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability on LG Smartphones

May 8, 2018 8:58 am

Research By: Slava Makkaveev   Background A few months ago, Check Point Research discovered two vulnerabilities that reside in the default keyboard on all mainstream LG smartphone models (termed by LG as ‘LGEIME’).... Click to Read More

RottenSys: Not a Secure Wi-Fi Service At All

March 14, 2018 9:24 am

Research By: Feixiang He, Bohdan Melnykov, Elena Root   Key Findings: RottenSys, a mobile adware, has infected nearly 5 million devices since 2016. Indications show the malware could have entered earlier in the... Click to Read More

Check Point Mobile Research Team Looks Back On 2017

February 18, 2018 3:06 am

  The mobile world is extremely dynamic and changes rapidly, so it’s always a little hectic to follow its lead. For this reason, we try to stop every once in a while and... Click to Read More

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

January 12, 2018 6:00 am

Research By: Elena Root & Bogdan Melnykov   Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that hides itself inside around 60 game apps, several of... Click to Read More

LightsOut Mobile Malware Demo Video

January 9, 2018 11:10 am

 Video demo of how the malware works How It Works

Malicious Flashlight Apps on Google Play

January 5, 2018 6:01 am

  Check Point researchers have detected a new type of adware roaming Google Play, the official app store of Google. The suspicious scripts override the user’s decision to disable ads showing outside of... Click to Read More

ParseDroid: Targeting The Android Development & Research Community

December 4, 2017 12:00 pm

Research By: Eran Vaknin, Gal Elbaz, Alon Boxiner, Oded Vanunu   Latest research from the Check Point Research Team has revealed several vulnerabilities, that puts each and every organization that does any type... Click to Read More

Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year Report

August 17, 2017 6:00 am

  Looking back at the first half of 2017, the word ransomware is probably one of the first that come to mind, courtesy of WannaCry and the more recent Petya attacks that dominated... Click to Read More