The mobile malware menace

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As mobile technology continues to become more prevalent in use and present in our hands, so too do the “bad guys” make gains in skill and tools. As such the recent malware report (PDF) released last week by McAfee showed a 22% increase in malware over the same period last year.

New Mobile Malware

Much of this can be blamed on Google’s “less rigorous and consequently, less secure” vetting process for new apps that hit the Android Marketplace according to a white paper Symantec published in June.

The infographic below by our friends at MyLookout looks at the realities in the trends behind mobile threats. More importantly, it offers tips people can use to test if their phone is infected with malware.

Be careful what variation of Angry Birds you’re downloading!

Mobile Malware
Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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