DEVICES: There is growing awareness - with both users and consumer brands - that mobiles are increasingly becoming targets for those wanting to plant malware and other nasty surprises on our devices. Here is an overview (and some good tips to give to users) of the issues. READ MORE on Time.
As smartphones and tablets increase in popularity, so do threats that target mobile devices exclusively.
According to a 2013 report by web security provider Blue Coat Systems, an increasing amount of malware is making the jump from desktops to mobile.
Security company McAfee also warned in February (PDF) that it detected over 36,000 malware threats, most of that number targeting Android devices.
Though it’s not just Android. If you have a mobile device, you need to know how malware is targeting it and what you can do about it.
If malware sneaks on to your phone or tablet, it can install adware, activate SMS Trojans that send out expensive text messages from your phone without you knowing, and even let othersspy on your emails, texts and web browsing.
So, what to do?
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NB:Mobile attack image via Shutterstock.