New Java 0-day Exploit in the Wild – Update 4

According to Kafeine Security a new exploit for Java 7 is in the wild. Not surprisingly this new exploit, announced yesterday on the underweb, comes right after the BlackHole crew announced that their team has been given a budget of 100.000$ to acquire unique web browser exploits. Currently the exploit has been reported to work up […]

DarkComet Analysis – Understanding the Trojan used in Syrian Uprising

On February 17th the CNN published an interesting article, where some Syrian’s regime opponents claimed that the government was using a Trojan to monitor and disrupt the protestor’s network. Apparently the regime has been using a well-known social engineering technique: impersonate a trusted person then attack from the inside. It is not possible to confirm […]

RootSmart Android Malware Analysis

Android’s increasing popularity, combined with the possibility to create alternative markets, makes this platform a fertile ground for malware authors. While most of these applications just exploit the inexperience of the average user that is looking for free software, others are pretty smart and use more sophisticated techniques to take, and keep, control of the […]

Debugging Deadlocks on Android

Deadlocks are well known to be difficult to debug, especially when you’re dealing with a large amount of concurrent code. Fortunately on Android we have some tools that are more than useful to detect where a deadlock is happening. Debugging Deadlocks Probably in your developer life you’ll end up dealing with deadlocks at least a […]