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Can they hear you now? Hacking Team & SS7

Can they hear you now? Hacking Team & SS7

The recent Hacking Team revelations allows us to delve deeper into the murky world of surveillance systems for hire. What we find shows that the mobile surveillance industry extends beyond just simple apps on a phone, to include the SS7 network.


Don’t Get Paralysed by Stagefright

Don’t Get Paralysed by Stagefright

An exploitable flaw has been discovered in Android's source code, allowing hackers to remotely access a mobile device through a simple text message.
We take a look at the situation and assess whether this is the "heartbleed for mobile" that people are making it out to be.


Points for consistency, but not for originality

Points for consistency, but not for originality

Is fearr cosaint cliste ná ‘spam’ bhriste

WhatsApp and Viber continue to grow, yet with growth comes an increase in spam messages. Here's our analysis on the latest wave of attacks.


AdaptiveMobile Recognised as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Communications Service Provider, Security

AdaptiveMobile Recognised as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Communications Service Provider, Security

AdaptiveMobile is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as a 2015 ‘Cool Vendor’ in this year’s Gartner Cool Vendor in Communications Service Provider, Security Report. The formal announcement was made today through a press release.

The report evaluates technology providers with security platforms geared toward fixed and mobile networks, and those that can provide security intelligence. As the world leader in mobile security, this designation is a validation of AdaptiveMobile’s unique threat intelligence and globally-deployed network protection platform.


The Cyber Attacker in You

The Cyber Attacker in You

The recent “Unicode of Death” has taken over websites, news outlets, and newsfeeds this past week. In a matter of hours, the Apple bug was sent to hundreds of thousands of people, effectively disabling their iPhones, Macs, and iWatches for a short period of time. We began actively monitoring the attack on the iPhones as news broke the morning of May 27th and within 18 hours saw (and blocked) over a quarter of a million SMS messages in North America alone.


Attack on the iPhones

Attack on the iPhones

Today, we've been monitoring (and blocking) huge volumes of SMS being sent to exploit a bug in how iPhones handle messages received. We go into detail on the scale of the problem


Worm.Gazon: Want Gift Card? Get Malware

Worm.Gazon: Want Gift Card? Get Malware

A new mobile malware spread by simple methods is sweeping across North America on the promise of Amazon gift cards.


HeadsUp for WhatsApp

HeadsUp for WhatsApp

OTT messaging apps had a big year in 2014, led by WhatsApp which was bought by Facebook. 2015 may be even bigger if the messaging apps maintain their growth momentum. However OTT messaging are beginning to attract unwanted attention from criminals from other messaging platforms. We analyse some major security challenges that have already emerged and what has to happen now.


Singapore SMS Worm Goes International

Singapore SMS Worm Goes International

An Android SMS Worm using social engineering in the form of a photo-sharing link was detected and warned about by the Singapore CERT agency last month. We have discovered a new version which has evolved with a whole new set of features, including the ability to speak in 37 languages


Taking up the Gauntlet: SS7 Attacks

Taking up the Gauntlet: SS7 Attacks

SS7 attack techniques have been recently covered in the media. The question is now how real is the threat, and what we can do to stop it. To answer we profile an SS7 'attack' that involved Ukraine & Russia


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