The threat on mobile security rises as the world today is more often
surfing the net on their smart phones and tablets. Issues regarding
mobile security threats are starting to change the trends of the digital
are becoming more sophisticated to specifically target smartphones and
tablets. These mobile attacks are just as susceptible to Trojans, worms
and rootkits. Through malware, criminals are making more refined
attacks with no regard for the privacy of the users.
More malicious apps are over %30 from last quarter, creating a higher
risk mobile security environment. With 718,000 separate instances
accounted for high-risk, the number is up from 509,000 three months
ago. Android applications are among the most of these attacks.
There is a Webroot Mobile Security app for Android that can quickly scan your phone without draining all the juice.
Android malware has the greatest sophistication by far, being nicknamed “obad malware”. The Kaspersky Lab discovered the “master key” vulnerabilities and came up with this nickname.
The United Arab Emirates, has the highest downloaded volume of these
malicious apps. This is followed by Myanmar, Vietnam, and Mexico, in
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August 23, 2013
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June 26, 2013
Mobile security is presenting a growing threat – CommercePress(Mobile)
August 26, 2013
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