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Ghosts Haunt Internet II: Android Malware

By Hongliang Liu

Posted on September 30, 2015 in: Network, Security

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Android fans were probably chuckling over the XcodeGhost malware news – hackers don’t often penetrate Apple’s defenses. This provoked the Nominum Data Science team to take a look at what’s happening with malware targeting Android. Common wisdom is Android is exposed because there’s less rigor in the development and supply chain, and third party app stores with no protections are popular. Determined hackers can allegedly subvert defenses and get various kinds of exploits placed on mobile devices running the highly popular operating system. But what does the data show?

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XCodeGhost Haunts the ‘Net

By Hongliang Liu

Posted on September 23, 2015 in: Network, Security

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The DNS offers visibility into many kinds of Internet trends including various security threats. We’ve reported extensively on DNS DDoS and Nominum Data Science also tracks botnet activity. In this case queries for Command and Control (C&C) domains for the recently disclosed XcodeGhost malware were observed in September. Infected development tools were reported to have been used for the popular iOS app WeChat.

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