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How to detect Pushwoosh hidden Russian software in your mobile supply chain

On Monday, Reuters released an article disclosing “Russian software disguised as American finds its way into U.S. Army, CDC apps”. In it, they share: Thousands of smartphone applications in Apple and Google’s online stores contain computer code developed by a technology company, Pushwoosh, that presents itself as based in the United States, but is actually Russian, Reuters has found. The article is a fascinating read, almost from a spy novel, including fake business addresses and even fake LinkedIn profiles of “two Washington, D.

How to detect OpenSSL v3.0 and Heartbleed vulnerabilities in mobile apps

On 25 Oct 2022, OpenSSL began pre-notifying organizations of two critical vulnerabilities in OpenSSL 3.0.x. On the positive side, OpenSSL 3.0 had not been widely deployed and on 1 Nov 2022, the two vulnerabilities were downgraded to a high. However, on the heels of recent highly impactful vulnerabilities like Log4j and the devastating impacts of the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability from 2014, defenders went on high alert. Popular mobile apps with OpenSSL With the recent tutorials I’ve been sharing on Software Bill of Materials, I decided to take a look at 3,845 very popular mobile apps to see if I could determine if an app contained a direct or transient OpenSSL dependency and if so, was that version vulnerable.