Last year brought the first occurrence of sophisticated CAPTCHA-bypassing Android malware in the official Google Play store. It appears that the malware developers discovered new ways of packing it into seemingly legitimate apps that can bypass Google's vetting system.
In addition, more than 200,000 iPhone accounts were compromised via the KeyRaider malware.
Although he was referring specifically to the Android problem, Alin Barbatei, Bitdefender researcher, said something that speaks to overall concerns:
"A mobile security solution needs to be installed on the device to identify malicious applications – regardless from where they have been downloaded – and block threats from causing irreparable financial harm or personal data loss."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.
Incorporating security capabilities such as encryption, better control and management and a data security framework will help alleviate the burden breaches place on the organization and people's lives. ... More >>