Lookout Blog

November 6, 2014

WireLurker: Another sign mobile is the emerging dominant platform

WireLurker, the iOS malware hitting headlines this morning, is just another proof point that malware authors are turning their heads toward the tiny computers living in your pockets.

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November 5, 2014

Relentless mobile threats to avoid

Every day, Lookout analyzes more than 30,000 apps from around the world. While most are safe, a handful of them pose notable risks. Lookout assembled its first list of Relentless Mobile Threats to Avoid to shine a spotlight on the threats poised to affect millions of U.S. consumers, either because of their ubiquity, the extent of the damage they inflict, or both. They represent the threats that our researchers see as being among the most likely to land on your mobile phone. These threats can steal personal data, spy on consumers, and potentially cause people to lose control of their device.

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October 28, 2014

Does corporate America really care about security?

Our co-founder John Hering says if your board isn’t talking about security, you’re putting yourself at risk from the get-go. Read an excerpt of his opinion below. The full story can be found on Fortune.com.

“Another day, another data breach. This month, Staples said it was investigating a “potential issue” with its customer’s credit card data. This comes as Kmart stores and Dairy Queens earlier this month reported stolen data, including credit card numbers. Prior to that it was contact information for 76 million households pilfered in an attack on J.P.Morgan’s network, and earlier breaches at Home Depot and Target.

One thing is clear — CEOs need to put security on their strategic agendas alongside revenue growth and other issues given priority in boardrooms.

Unfortunately, outside of the resignation of Target’s CEO and CIO after a hit to their profits, it seems as though its business as usual in corporate America.”

October 17, 2014

POODLE: What it is and what Lookout has done to protect you

This week, Google researchers released information about a new SSL vulnerability called POODLE that lets criminals hijack your secured sessions, steal the information needed to pretend to be you, and then act on your behalf.

Due to the actions Lookout has taken, all Lookout users are currently protected from this vulnerability when accessing our customer-facing Web and mobile properties.

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October 17, 2014

Android Lollipop begins rolling out today! Hear from our experts on L’s top security features

Android LollipopAndroid got a security leg-up in today’s roll out of Lollipop, the latest mobile operating system version to come out of Google (which we’re really hoping has some dentists on retainer).

Here are our thoughts on three changes we think are most noteworthy in this new release, straight from the mouths of our employees.

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October 14, 2014

Third-party apps: Can we trust them after Snapchat data leak?

Snapchat is waving its arms in the wake of two data breaches this week saying, “We didn’t get hacked, a third party did!”

Now people are questioning whether we should dump third-party applications as a rule of security thumb. Our gut reaction? Absolutely not.

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October 13, 2014

Grace Hopper 2014: Dudes in the house

Four days, three keynotes, hundreds of sessions. Eight thousand women in tech. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology was off and running and what an event it was! But while it showcased some of the greatest female technical minds, there was also some, well, weirdness.

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October 6, 2014

Curious about that Android browser bug and who’s affected? We’ve got the answers.

In the last month we’ve learned about two vulnerabilities that affect the Android Open Source Project browser. The issue, however, is a widespread one, that touches more than just AOSP’s browser, but also derivative browsers that are based on AOSP’s code, such as Samsung’s browser.

The issue is actually fairly widespread in our userbase.

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October 3, 2014

Just the facts: Xsser mRAT iOS malware

There has been a lot of alarm about Xsser mRAT, the iOS and while there might be some cause for concern, we wanted lay out the facts as we see them.

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October 2, 2014

Lookout crosses the Pacific to secure the Japanese market with new KDDI partnership


Hello, Tokyo! Lookout is thrilled to announce today that we have partnered with Japanese telecommunications provider KDDI. Now, millions of smartphones in Japan will be secured right out of the box.

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