[infographic] Types of Mobile Malware

In connection with our article and animated video that launched today, we also wanted to share this infographic to better inform consumers on mobile malware.

In the past couple of years identity thieves and hackers have become even more sophisticated, shifting their attention to mobile devices. Malware applications originally developed for Windows operating systems are rapidly being migrated to attack mobile platforms. A February 2015 report from McAfee showed a 6x increase in mobile malware over a two-year ...

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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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