A new security environment in which users will have a seamless experience when using cloud-based applications and services, accessing data, and opening doors is emerging.
A security researcher has developed proof-of-concept malware capable of capturing screenshots and finger swipes on mobile devices, and is set to demonstrate his creation at the RSA Conference in San Francisco in February.
An alarming proportion of Android applications can find and open private photographs on smartphones, track users’ locations, divulge e-mail addresses over the internet and leak address books and phone logs, according to an analysis of 836,021 Play Store Android applications.
Security threats to mobile devices continues its rapid rise, infecting at any time more than 11.6 million devices and putting their owners at increased risk for stolen personal and financial information; bill shock resulting from pirated data usage; and extortion in exchange for device control.
From Cabir to FakeDefend, the last decade has seen the number of mobile malware explode.
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