Global mobile and Internet security specialists across both private and public sectors
Mobile security technology is the primary area of interest and development right now, and for the foreseeable. Specific areas of mobile security development would include, device firmware, mobile payments, HTML5 apps and the cellular network. ID Theft Protect is approached by a number of global security focussed start-up and mid-start-ups in any given year.
Desktop PC-based malware/viruses are still a major threat but the mobile threat is also very real. ID Theft Protect is working with Windows OS/Phone, Firefox OS, Android, iOS and BlackBerry BB10 platforms on researching current and future threats as well as vulnerabilities. We have also introduced a robust Android application filtering and approval process for developers submitting apps to the Play Store.
One specific area of our research is mobile malware dynamic analysis. Understanding how to dynamically monitor the behaviour of the malware sample isn't too difficult but the difficult area of the analysis is how do to trigger the malware. We are currently investigating solutions to this and many more problems.
Our expertise focusses on Internet Security, anti-fraud, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), encryption, mobile development security, dynamic and static malware analysis. ID Theft Protect works in all these and other areas of interest.
The ad networks (and publishers) are vulnerable to having their products and services (I.e. URLs, IP blocks/servers) incorrectly classified as suspicious by AV vendors. It is known that false positives cause serious loss of core business revenue to ad companies. ID Theft Protect works with the ad networks and publishers to help them comply with the AV vendors classifications.
Most iPhone users will be unaware that apps that are ‘closed’ can constantly track the users’ locations. Recently the Foursquare app (this will be one of many in time) was updated to allow the company to track users’ GPS coordinates … Continue reading →
ID Theft Protect (founded in 2006) is an international Windows platform and mobile security-auditing specialist with close business ties to various reputable companies such as Microsoft, Google (Android), the security industry and government.
We also work from time-time with security start-ups and stealth companies - these types of companies actually contact us for help and guidance! Julian and Matt also attend various global events includes Virus Bulletin, AVAR, CARO, AMSTO, CEBIT, RSA, Black Hat and Infosecurity Europe to name a few.