Fortinet has advised mobile device users to be on the alert for mobile ransomware, which has seen a steady increase worldwide in recent months.
To help combat the rapid rise of malicious and high-risk mobile apps, Trend Micro Inc has come together with mobile game developers from around Asia to set up the Safe Gaming Alliance, a move which signifies Trend Micro’s new focus on the mobile gaming industry.
Web ads have outpaced pornography as the No 1 mobile content that leads to malware attacks, according to new research from Blue Coat Systems Inc.
67 mobile banking trojans recorded at start of 2013; by year-end, there were 1,321 Local money mules being used, hired under the guise of work-at-home schemes
Sophos has announced Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) 4.0, which it claimed was the first Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solution to include individual file encryption, integrated antivirus and web filtering.
According to McAfee’s Consumer Mobile Security Report, 80% of mobile apps today collect location information about users, 82% know the device ID, and 57% track when people use their phones.
Fake antivirus programs are increasingly appearing in mobile app stores, according to Kaspersky Lab.
McAfee has announced a full-featured version of its award-winning McAfee Mobile Security is now available at no cost in 30 languages, as part of an Intel Corporation initiative to make security a more integrated part of the consumer experience.
Android was the dominant platform of choice for malware developers, representing 96.5% of all mobile malware infections detected by FortiGuard Labs in 2013, according to network security company Fortinet.
Security threats to mobile devices continue their rapid rise, with data from Alcatel-Lucent showing that more than 11.6 million devices are infected at any one time.