SOURCE: Trustlook

Pioneer in next-generation, APT mobile security solution

September 24, 2014 14:19 ET

Trustlook Introduces the First Detection Solution for Android Privacy Disaster Vulnerability

Trustlook Mobile Security and Privacy Disaster Scanner Both Support the Detection of This Vulnerability Which Puts 75% of Android Users at Risk

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - September 24, 2014) - Trustlook, Inc., an innovator in next-generation mobile security solutions, releases the latest version of Trustlook Mobile Security, which now includes the first onboard detection for Android Private Disaster vulnerability. This newly released Privacy Disaster Scanner (http://goo.gl/ngIa1K) and lastest version of Trustlook Mobile Security (http://goo.gl/gkLdXZ) provide users with an up-to-date and accurate way of identifying vulnerable Android applications by combining complex security layers into a single application.

"Things will get worse quickly if we don't take action to prevent this disaster," stated Allan Zhang, CEO of Trustlook. "As a cutting-edge mobile security firm, we are always on the lookout so that we can confront each vulnerability as soon as possible. This is our best chance at providing comprehensive solutions which protect Android users."

The pandemic Android Privacy Disaster is a critical vulnerability in Android 4.3 and below involving a bypass of the universal browser safety mechanism Same Origin Policy (SOP). It allows an attacker to retrieve cookies and page information (such as entered passwords) from a normally trusted domain by using a carefully crafted webpage -- leading to a critical security breach. According to the current Android market data, 75% of Android users are at risk, a number which puts millions of Android users in danger.

From a technical standpoint, a Privacy Disaster fix would normally require an OS update which, combined with the fragmentation of Android ROMs, means most affected users will not be able to get the update in a timely manner. Trustlook, however, has released the first detection tool which notified vulnerable users and then assist them with rectifying the problem. 

About Trustlook, Inc.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Trustlook is a global leader in next-generation mobile security solutions. Trustlook pioneers and provides the first APT (advanced persistent threat) mobile security platform to detect and address zero-day and advanced malware. The Trustlook team consists of security industry veterans. For more information, please visit www.trustlook.com.

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