The growth of mobile malware has skyrocketed in the past two years.
Malware specific to Android devices in particular has been making headlines as of late. In March, Google removed 21 apps from the Android Market after the blog Android Police alerted the company that the apps contained malware and were being used to collect user data. Google also invoked a kill switch, which automatically deleted the malicious apps from users' phones, without any action necessary from the users.
Just one month later, Skype revealed that its Android app was vulnerable if a user had downloaded malicious software to his or her device.
It isn't just Android devices that are vulnerable, though â€” all mobile devices are at risk. With mobile malware becoming an increasing risk, it's important to be educated about the risks and how you can protect your mobile device.
We came across this helpful infographic created by software company Bullguard that explains the current state of mobile malware.
Has your mobile device ever been affected by malware? Let us know in the comments.
Author: / Posted: 12-08-2011