Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

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New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing

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Malicious ads are becoming more common Advertisements are becoming the most significant threat to mobile security. Mobile marketing has become quite important for businesses around the world due to the fact that many people are becoming reliant on their mobile devices. Society, as a whole, is beginning to use smartphones and tablets for shopping, research, communication, and various other important daily activities. As people become more mobile-centric, malicious groups are targeting the mobile field more aggressively in order to gain access to their information. Advertisements have become a useful tool…

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Looking ahead: The future of mobile security influenced by the disasters of 2013

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2013 may live in infamy concerning mobile security Mobile security has become a major priority, and not just for businesses. With so many people using their smartphones and tablets in their daily lives, the security of their information has never been more attractive to malicious groups that want to exploit it. Over the past year, the issue of security has come up frequently, calling into question the lengths that people and businesses are going to in order to keep their information safe. Though 2013 has come and gone, the past…

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Mobile security threats may be the largest corporate issue this year

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A new survey has indicated that many professionals think that malware on smartphones and tablets will be problematic. As the number of smartphones and tablets sold every year continues to break all previous records, experts in mobile security threats are now expected to be the biggest problem that businesses will be facing throughout this year. This risk is worsened as the number of people who use their devices for both business and personal reasons climbs. According to the results of a recent study that was issued by Lumension, an IT…

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Mobile cybercrime is expected to become more creative next year

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Experts are cautioning device users to take greater care in protecting themselves against security issues. Panda Security, a security vendor, recently released a statement that cautioned smartphone and tablet users to expect that mobile cybercrime will become increasingly creative throughout 2014, particularly through its social engineering. The company predicted that this will be one of a number of forms of security issue that will be worsening next year. The experts at Panda Security have forecasted that mobile cybercrime, as well as threats to corporate security, and ransomeware will be among…

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Mobile security report shows spending to reach all time high

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A recent report issued by Research and Markets has revealed that spending could come to $9 billion in 2013. Research and Markets has now released a report on recent data that has illustrated a trend in mobile security spending, worldwide, and that indicates that the figures will be reaching their highest point, to date. The report has indicated that spending on software, infrastructure and services is already aimed at its largest amount ever. The report from Research and Markets indicates that global spending on these mobile security factors will likely…

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Mobile security threats highest in banking malware

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McAfee has released data that shows that these are the largest concerns in the current wireless environment. According to a report that was just released by McAfee Labs, “backdoor” Trojans and banking malware, which steal information from a device without the awareness of the victim, were the greatest threats to smartphone and tablet users during the second quarter of 2013. There were 17,000 new malware strains discovered by McAfee during the second quarter for Android based devices. That represents a growth rate of 35 percent over the number of new…

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Mobile security threats fall in U.S. despite global growth

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A midyear report has indicated that the American trend is moving in a different direction than the rest of the world. According to the most recent mobile security report issued by NQ Mobile, there were 51,000 new malware threats that were identified in the first two quarters of this year, which have caused infections within an estimated 21 million different devices worldwide. The data analysis performed by the company went on to identify the trends among various markets. What it indicated was that the top five markets in the world,…

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Mobile security goes beyond malware protection

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Many smartphone owners are forgetting that there are risks to using their devices other than viruses. Android device users concerned with mobile security are being advised to look beyond malware when it comes to the worries that they have and the efforts that they take to protect themselves. Though malware is an issue, it is still a notably more common occurrence in PCs than smartphones. In the case of Apple, the strict control that the company holds over what can be downloaded its store has kept the vast majority of…

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Mobile security concerns are growing among parents

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The latest research in the industry has shown that they are increasingly worried about their children’s internet use. The latest mobile security research study has revealed that a growing percentage of parents are worried not only about the type of inappropriate content their children may be seeing while they use the internet by way of their smartphones and tablets, but that they are also concerned about the safety and data breach impact that could come with any given click. Though the primary smartphone worry of the public as a whole…

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5 Reasons We Pay for Mobile Apps When There Are Free Versions

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You probably have tons of mobile apps on your smartphone or tablet that you use on a regular basis. There are always more free apps available that you can download onto your device, yet we still find the need to pay for apps. There are several reasons why we pay for apps when we can get so many of them for free. Here are five reasons why we still pay for apps. Malware Let’s face it: We have no idea where some of the free apps come from. We may…

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