As workers become more mobile, IT departments need to take steps to secure smartphones and tablets. But those efforts may be hindered by some incorrect beliefs about mobile security.
By the end of 2013, roughly 1% of all Android smartphone users will be the victim of a malware infection, according to a new mobile security report.
Mobile malware is becoming more common – and now it’s an even bigger threat than viruses attacking PCs, according to a new report.
If it seems like every other week, a new report comes out likening the growth of risky Android malware to the spread of the flu in a crowded office, it’s not your imagination.
Trend Micro, a provider of content security software, recently announced mobile malware targeting Android devices increased dramatically between July and September. Way more than security experts predicted, in fact.
When it comes to keeping mobile malware off of the company’s network, warning Android users to download apps only from Google Play doesn’t cut it anymore.
While some experts don’t buy that mobile malware is as big a threat as security vendors make it out to be, one thing is clear: As smartphones become more common, so will viruses and other security threats that attack them.