June 26, 2014

Lookout and EE, the U.K.’s most advanced digital communications network, keep phones safe and secure

The U.K. is ramping up its efforts to curb cyber threats. Heck, even the Queen’s been cracking down on cybercrime! Now EE’s customers smartphones are also smartening up when it comes to protection. We’re excited to announce that Lookout is partnering with EE, U.K.’s largest and most advanced digital communications network, to keep its users’ phones safe and secure. This marks the first time that a mobile network in the U.K. will provide mobile security on the device, making protection a no-brainer.

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Category:   Lookout News
June 24, 2014

Cloned banking app stealing usernames sneaks into Google Play

This week, Lookout became aware of a cloned banking app in the Google Play store, stealing users’ credentials, but curiously, not their passwords.

We alerted Google to the issue, which immediately removed the app. All Lookout users are protected from this app.

The malware, called BankMirage, targets the customers of an Israeli bank called Mizrahi Bank. The authors put a wrapper around the bank’s legitimate app and redistributed it on the Google Play store, pretending to be the financial institution.

Once a victim opens the app, the malware loads the login form, which is an in-app html page that has been changed to siphon off the victim’s user ID’s as they enter their credentials. It’s effectively a phishing attack.

Category:   Alerts  •  Google Play  •  malware
June 4, 2014

UPDATE: Resolved: Lookout’s Temporarily Down — We’re On It!

UPDATE: We’re back up! Earlier today users experienced difficulty logging into their accounts and accessing our website. We resolved the issue and you should be able to use our services as normal. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused you and we’re working to make sure you always get the great Lookout experience you deserve. If you have any questions, please email our support team at support@lookout.com.

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June 4, 2014

Win a Ticket to ‘Hangout with Lookout’ and Kickoff Google I/O the Right Way

Do you enjoy tasty food, unlimited cocktails, networking, and free giveaways?

Yeah you do, who doesn’t?

Category:   Lookout News