January 22, 2015

Lookout helps federal agencies go mobile without sacrificing security

Lookout has hired on a vice president of Federal Systems, Bob Stevens, as part of a company initiative to make the government workforce more productive through the secure use of mobile devices.

Category:   Lookout News
January 16, 2015

5 hacker myths squashed in 5 mins or less

Hacker

Not a myth!

Today, the Blackhat movie hit theaters with its surprisingly realistic portrayal of hacking (save for the shanking and guns). But while we’re impressed with it’s accuracy, we know there are plenty of hacker myths that need to be aired.

Category:   Security
January 15, 2015

The Lookout Mobile Threat Report – 2014 was the year of sophistication

2014 was the year of malware sophistication — new threats, monetization strategies, and distribution methods all surfaced and became legitimate issues.

That’s just one of our findings from this year’s Mobile Threat Report — Lookout’s deep dive into the world of mobile threats in 2014, which we are releasing today.

We looked into our dataset of the world’s mobile code, gathered anonymously from our 60 million sensors (our users!) around the globe. We analyzed this data and found a number of interesting trends:

  • The number of Android users who encountered malware in the U.S. grew significantly — 75% — in the last year.
  • Data exfiltration is a worldwide issue. If your data is stolen, don’t expect it to stay within one country’s borders.
  • One threat can really make a difference. For example, ransomware was almost single-handedly responsible for the spike in U.S. mobile malware encounter rates.

And we expect that adversarial attention on the U.S. — a country that has traditionally flown under the mobile malware radar — will only continue in 2015.

Learn more about the state of mobile malware by checking out Lookout’s Mobile Threat Report. If you’re more interested in an enterprise take on the data, we’ve got you covered as well.

Got thoughts on what next year might hold? Leave us a comment!

 

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Category:   #Data  •  Lookout News  •  Security
January 6, 2015

The privacy tool that wasn’t: SocialPath malware pretends to protect your data, then steals it

SocialPath

Today, privacy tools are of increased importance. They help people understand what kind of data they’re sharing and can help keep your personal information personal.

So it’s particularly egregious when a piece of malware pretends to protect a person’s privacy and, instead, steals their data.

Category:   Alerts  •  malware  •  Security  •  Uncategorized