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New Security Response Blog: The Future of Mobile Malware

Created: 24 Feb 2014 | 2 comments
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Symantec Security Response have released an interesting new blog post, elaborating how Android threats are evolving and getting more sophisticated.  There are android bootkits, android threats that attempt to infect Windows PC’s, Android threats that intercept and undermine 2 Factor Authentication….

Symantec discovered an average of 272 new malware variants and five new malware families per month targeting the Android mobile operating system in 2013.  Read the following post to learn more about threats to the Androids and Android users in your organization....

The Future of Mobile Malware
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/future-mobile-malware

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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.... and now an article on the past:

The Tenth Anniversary of Mobile Malware

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/tenth-anniversary-mobile-malware

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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And another new article from Security Response that deserves highlighting:

Grayware: Casting a Shadow over the Mobile Software Marketplace

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/grayware-casting-shadow-over-mobile-software-marketplace

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How big is the problem? Data collected by Symantec suggests that over a third of all mobile apps can be regarded as grayware. By the time the new version of Norton Mobile Security launched last year, Norton Mobile Insight, Symantec’s app analysis tool, had analyzed more than four million apps and found that 1.5 million could be classed as grayware. This compares to 300,000 apps that were classed as malware. 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick