Are you protecting your mobile devices against malware? The explosive growth of smartphones and tablets has led hackers to target these devices (and mobile websites). The number of cyber threats to mobile devices grew tremendously in 2012.
Mobile Security Buyer, a website that offers advice and products to protect mobile devices, says that Android devices are the most vulnerable to malware and cyber crooks, because of the open nature of Google’s app distribution network, which allows “infiltration by malicious apps.”
If we know Google, the company is likely to take serious measures to combat mobile malware in Android apps at some point, but right now, it’s best to take steps to protect your devices.
Mobile security firm Lookout found that toll fraud has more than doubled from 29 to 62 percent of the malware detected this year eclipsing spyware for the first time.
“The widespread prevalence of malware that will seriously inflate you mobile bill, eat your data, and steal your identity,” MSB says.
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