SPECIAL ALERT: SmartPhones Twice as Dangerous as USB Flash Drives

Every IT professional knows that USB storage devices such as flash drives are notorious for carrying malware and exploiting USB autorun features to expose viruses to corporate enterprises. In fact, a Microsoft study in 2011 on 600 million systems revealed that malware infections via USB storage devices were responsible for 26% of the total infection rate, and that rate steadily increases year-to-year. In 2014, Microsoft further showed that 5 out of 10 malware instances were worms spread by USB removable ...

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[video] Mobile Malware Really Exists

In 2010 mysterious forces a created computer virus known as the Stuxnet virus to target Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The virus entered the plant through an infected USB device and set the Iranian nuclear program back several years.

But wait! What’s a smartphone? It’s a USB flash drive only with a LOT more capability! It not only can carry around a virus, it can run on the phone itself, AND it can talk wirelessly to cyber criminals. It can also infect ...

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Juice-Jacking Facts

DEFINITION:  The illegal hacking of a mobile device while attached to a USB port.

Identified by Black Hat in 2013 as the #1 threat for identity theft and malware for mobile device users.

REAL LIFE EXAMPLES:

  • Wirelurker – a Trojan horse that affected 100’s of thousands of Apple iOS devices. The Trojan was installed when users downloaded a popular gaming app from a Chinese third party app supplier and was loaded onto personal computers.  The malware then spread ...
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