Malicious apps (malware) affect both iOS and Android devices. In order to coerce users into installing malware, attackers will frequently utilize phishing attacks, email, infected websites, in-app ads, push notification ads, and SMS messages. When installed on a smartphone or tablet, malware typically exploits vulnerabilities to gain full access to the device, steal data, monitor the device’s sensors, access protected Wi-Fi/VPN networks, or perform other malicious actions. Lookout Mobile Threat Protection is the only enterprise mobile security solution that can anticipate and defeat the next generation of app-based threats.
App-based threats include:
Attackers use a number of techniques to intercept network traffic to and from a mobile device, commonly called a man-in-the-middle attack. This type of attack is executed by getting access to network traffic and decrypting the sensitive information being transferred, despite strong encryption used by many enterprise solutions, such as email. On mobile devices, these attacks aim to get in the middle of data transferred over cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Lookout Network Protection provides automatic on-device analysis of network connections to defend against man-in-the-middle attacks and ensure information is being securely transmitted.
Lookout network protection detects man-in-the-middle attacks including:
iOS and Android, like their PC counterparts, contain vulnerabilities in their operating systems that can be exploited. If exploitation of an OS vulnerability leads to root or kernel-level privilege escalation, an attacker can then compromise any application on the device, including those that encrypt data at rest, such as enterprise containers. Attackers want to jailbreak (on iOS) or root (on Android) mobile operating systems because it gives them free reign of the compromised device and its operating system. Auto-rooting malware that combines adware with exploits that root the device has been a major rising trend over the past year, with a very high prevalence globally.
Lookout enables detection of prominent threats at the device level including:
“The nature of our work unfortunately attracts cyber-criminals, but Lookout helps protect our mission and our people by allowing us to get ahead of advanced threats on mobile.”
Former Chief Technology Officer of National Democratic Institute