The mobile threat landscape continues to evolve and the Appthority Enterprise Mobile Threat Team monitors trends and important developments in its quarterly threat updates. This quarter's update highlights a growing concern among enterprises around new breeds of mobile threats and shares insights on how changes in app store policies may be affecting the security of applications in enterprise environments.
In this update, we review two major vulnerability types surfacing in Android apps: autorooting and overlay malware. We review two major vulnerability types surfacing in Android apps: autorooting and overlay malware. We also share our analysis of the impact of Apple's faster app review times on mobile app security. Finally, we assess the new Android permissions model to see if apps are getting safer with its more granular runtime permissions.