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Seasonal Kik Spam

Seasonal Kik Spam

A greater variety of spam attack on Kik signals more dangers for Kik users in the future. Recently Kik messenger has experienced a series of picture spam attacks, many tied to Holiday events. We profile the various types over the last 2 months and how they work


I Found Our Photo! (And Other Malware Lies)

I Found Our Photo! (And Other Malware Lies)

Social engineering is one of the greatest threats organisations can encounter today. Over the past few weeks we’ve been monitoring the changing face of a new sample of mobile malware and how it’s exploiting unsuspecting Android users. Read our analysis here.


Sacrificing Design – Viber’s Next Hurdle?

Sacrificing Design – Viber’s Next Hurdle?

Viber spam continues to grow and users are looking for a solution. We review the current situation and asses the business decision facing OTT applications.


Get ready to get your romance outsourced – an African dating safari

Get ready to get your romance outsourced – an African dating safari

Spammers have begun to use the dating route to clandestinely harvest user data. Although the present scenario seems to indicate that Africa is the ground zero for this activity it could be just the tip of the iceberg.


WhatsApp-And-Dump

WhatsApp-And-Dump

WhatsApp got another influx of messaging spam types when the Pump-and-Dumpers came to work. We profile how the ‘Wolf of WhatsApp’ did it and the results.


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.


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