Two weeks ago, we proudly organised the Cyber Security Challenge Belgium 2015 (CSCBE). The CSCBE was a typical Capture-The-Flag (CTF) competition aimed at students from universities and colleges all over Belgium. During the competition, teams of three or four students had to tackle different technical challenges in order to prove their skills. In the following … Continue reading Cyber Security Challenge Belgium 2015 – Solving the SFTP challenge
Last week, the technical team at NVISO returned from an amazing trip to Las Vegas, where we attended both Black Hat USA 2014 & Defcon 22. You can check out our group picture below - one of the rare occasions in which you won't see us "suit up"! 😉 NVISO's technical team posing at BlackHat … Continue reading Round-up of our team trip to Las Vegas! (BlackHat, Defcon)
We are happy to announce that ApkScan now supports e-mail notifications! After uploading a sample at http://apkscan.nviso.be, you now have the option to fill in your e-mail address. Once the sample has been analyzed, you will instantaneously receive an e-mail containing a link to the malware analysis report! After checking the box, you will be requested … Continue reading ApkScan now supports e-mail notifications!
We are really happy with the attention and traction that NVISO ApkScan has gained over the past 12 months, and even more so with the interesting analysis data that has resulted from over 1.600 user-submitted Android applications. We have analysed all the samples uploaded in 2013, and have gathered some interesting numbers, graphs and insights … Continue reading NVISO ApkScan – our first malware PDF report now available for download!
"You have purchased a what??" This was the reaction some of our colleagues received when they told their relatives & friends of the latest acquisition at NVISO: Our very own ATM (Automated Teller Machine)! With this blog post, we want to walk our readers through the history of ATM security threats and explain the ATM … Continue reading Automated Teller Machine (ATM) security
We are happy to introduce some new features to NVISO ApkScan today! We are excited to announce the following changes: New features The Sandbox is now using Android 4.1 emulators, instead of the Android 2.3 emulators. We are using a Nexus 4 image to ensure we can run as much samples as possible that make … Continue reading New ApkScan features
Over the last couple of weeks, we have received quite a few user-submitted Android application samples (.apk files) through our online scanning service ApkScan. The auto-generated analysis reports have already highlighted some interesting results, and we have observed a broad range of malicious activities launched by the uploaded samples: from premium rate phone scams to … Continue reading Step by step analysis of an Android malware sample
Since our last post on the beta release of ApkScan, we have been working on a couple of new features. This includes the following: A screenshot is now taken during dynamic analysis and added to the report. A risk rating is added to the top of each report. The report overview page now supports dynamic … Continue reading New ApkScan features
Yesterday we released the first version of ApkScan! For those who can't wait to run some of your Android applications through the scanners, ApkScan can be found at http://apkscan.nviso.be/. Two example reports generated by ApkScan can be found here and here. More details after the screenshot. As we mentioned during a previous blog post, ApkScan … Continue reading ApkScan beta released
So it's been a good 2 months since we have been in business! We thought we’d to take some time to reflect on these two months, in which we've seen quite some interesting security news including the well-known Mandiant report on APT1 and the widespread Java chaos. Last week, ENISA published a "Flash Note" on Cyber … Continue reading Mitigation strategies against cyber threats