December 22, 2014

Hacks for Tots: Lookout’s annual toy drive and our favorite toys

First Place toy drive

Every year, Lookout harnesses the joyful holiday spirit of pitting employees against employees in an effort to gather and donate as many great toys as possible to the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program.

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHOK), Lookout’s charity group, worked with the SF Fire Fighters and set up a major internal toy drive in which groups of Lookout employees compete against each other to find the best toys possible.

This year, spurred by healthy competition and some friendly trash talking amongst the executive team, Lookout employees collected over 1200 toys and $2000 for the SFFF Toy Program.

Category:   Lookout News
December 12, 2014

John Hering talks Sony and security at the Dealbook Conference

Lookout co-founder John Hering was in New York this week to speak at the New York Times’ Dealbook Conference. He sat down with columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin to talk about the Sony Hack, the cybersecurity landscape, and predictive security — the ability to predict and stop attacks before they happen.

Check out his talk here:

Category:   Lookout News  •  Security
December 11, 2014

Lookout’s 2015 Cybersecurity Predictions

The year 2015 is going to be a landmark year for mobile. Indeed, all of the obvious truths we know about mobile are going to be challenged in significant ways. We’re going to see an increase in privacy concerns, malware in the U.S., and iOS attacks. But we will also witness big changes in the way the world thinks about security and the technology behind the protection we all depend upon and trust.

Our co-founders John Hering and Kevin Mahaffey have put together a list of our predictions, the way we see the mobile security industry moving in detail.

Please check them out and leave your predictions in the comments!

Category:   Lookout News  •  Security
December 4, 2014

DeathRing: Pre-loaded malware hits smartphones for the second time in 2014

When you walk out of a retailer with a shiny new phone, you trust that it’s clean and safe to use. But this might not always be the case, as evidenced by the latest pre-loaded malware Lookout identified called DeathRing.

DeathRing is a Chinese Trojan that is pre-installed on a number of smartphones most popular in Asian and African countries. Detection volumes are moderate, though we consider this a concerning threat given its pre-loaded nature and the fact that we are actively seeing detections of it around the world.

Category:   Alerts  •  Security