未加星标

Exfiltrating User Data from Mobile Devices What Cybercriminals Look For

字体大小 | |
[网络安全 所属分类 网络安全 | 发布者 店小二04 | 时间 2019 | 作者 红领巾 ] 0人收藏点击收藏

Jan 3, 2019


Exfiltrating User Data from Mobile Devices   What Cybercriminals Look For

Author: Sachin Sharma

Sachin Sharma is a senior product line marketing manager for VMware’s End-User Computing business unit, specializing in security.

Share This Post On

Part 3 of a 3-part series focused on application, network and device-level mobile threats. This blog focuses on device-level mobile threats.

By Vivien Raoul, Chief Technology Officer for Pradeo

In our previous articles about application and network -related mobile threats, we observed that cybercriminals always look for innovative ways to breach an organizations’ data. Recently, new threats such as leaky applications, smishing and zero-day malware have emerged and gained ground as popular attack methods. Enterprise mobility is facing these sophisticated threats and warding them off has become challenging for security leaders.

In this post, we focus on the techniques used to exploit mobile devices’ vulnerabilities and offerhow organizations can potentially prevent these type of attacks.

Outdated OS exploit the most widely-used attack at the device-level

Researchers discover vulnerabilities in operating systems on a regular basis. When that happens, mobile device operating system manufacturers such as Apple and Google quickly develop and release security patchesto be deployed tousers through OS updates. Once updated, vulnerabilities detected in previous versions of the operating system are typically publicly disclosed.

In October 2018, the Pradeo Lab observed that 90% of Android devices and 50% of iOS devices used in the workplace (BYOD and COPE) run outdated OS versions . Most mobile users don’t install updates as soon as they are available, potentially causing their mobile device to be more prone to a malicious attack and endangering the data that lives or is processed on the mobile device. Cybercriminals target outdated devices to exploit their disclosed vulnerabilities. This type of attack can lead to system takeover and major data breach as it provides perpetrators with extended rights into the mobile device, enabling them to steal and tamper with data, to perform denial of service, and more.

Setting modification not asinnocuous as wemay think

Mobile devices are typically set up to ensure basic protection for users. By default, some functionality, such as the installation of untrusted certificates or the modification of host files, are disabled toensure thatmalicious content isn’t accessed. However, in order to extend their rights, some users change their device default settings, thus exposing their data to the threats potentially featured by untrusted websites and applications. This ultimately increases their device’s exposure to Man-In-The-Middle attacks.

Root / Jailbreak exploit found the most in IT staff

6% of IT employees use a rooted or jailbroken device , compared to only 0.1% in other services. By deeply modifying their smartphones’ OS in order to benefit from extra features, these users expose their devicesto malicious and intrusive applications. 75.1% of mobile apps automatically check the root / jailbreak status of devices to execute specific commands. This practice weakens a device’s resistance to attacks and puts personal and corporate data at risk.

Pradeo Security and VMware Workspace ONE help prevent app, network and device-level attacks

Pradeo Security leverages Artificial Intelligence principles such as machine learning and deep learning to enable its engine with the most precise mobile threat detection.Relying on these capabilities, Pradeo Security Mobile Threat Defense accurately identifies known, unknown and advanced mobile threats operating at the application, the network and the device-level, defending against threats before they do any harm.Once activated through, Pradeo Security provides fast, appropriate and proactive threat management directly from the VMware Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) console.

Interested in learning more about Pradeo Security integration with Workspace ONE?

Download the datasheet Watch the Pradeo and Workspace ONE joint webinar

本文网络安全相关术语:网络安全工程师 网络信息安全 网络安全技术 网络安全知识

代码区博客精选文章
分页:12
转载请注明
本文标题:Exfiltrating User Data from Mobile Devices What Cybercriminals Look For
本站链接:https://www.codesec.net/view/628461.html


1.凡CodeSecTeam转载的文章,均出自其它媒体或其他官网介绍,目的在于传递更多的信息,并不代表本站赞同其观点和其真实性负责;
2.转载的文章仅代表原创作者观点,与本站无关。其原创性以及文中陈述文字和内容未经本站证实,本站对该文以及其中全部或者部分内容、文字的真实性、完整性、及时性,不作出任何保证或承若;
3.如本站转载稿涉及版权等问题,请作者及时联系本站,我们会及时处理。
登录后可拥有收藏文章、关注作者等权限...
技术大类 技术大类 | 网络安全 | 评论(0) | 阅读(152)