BEIJING, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the newly published Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon stated that of the "99 problems" people have, "mobile malware isn't even 1% of them".
So the mobile security issue is actually over-blown? It sounds different from what we've been hearing from mobile security firms. The reality is you don't want to see that you fall victim one day. Here are some different takeaways in reading this report.
Mobile devices are not a preferred vector only for enterprises
Verizon concluded that mobile devices are not a preferred focus for enterprises when compared to web security. However for normal users, simply falling victim could cost you thousands.
Android is an easier target
Android users are still left vulnerable to malware attacks, thanks to the long updating cycle and the open nature of Android. Even Verizon admitted in the report that "96% of mobile malware was targeted at the Android platform". That is why companies like Symantec, McAfee and 360 Security Group are trying hard to provide the best anti-virus solutions.
Adware is annoying but far from benign
The report stated that the vast majority of Android malware issues involved benign adware and other resource-wasting infections. They can be around all day long. Simply installing a security app could keep you away from harassment.
Why do mobile devices remain relatively secure
Mobile devices are relatively safe not because they are difficult to attack but because they store little valuable information that offers enormous financial benefits.
The reality is mobile security threats aren't just from hackers. Developers and ad libraries are aggressively capturing your personal data for business purposes. According to McAfee, 82% of Android apps track your network use. Your privacy is very much at stake.
Mobile devices will be the next target
Once businesses manage to secure non-mobile infrastructure down the road, hackers will turn to mobile devices. We should act now before suffering serious financial loss or privacy leakage. One of those reliable anti-virus apps, 360 Security is trusted by nearly 200 million users and has reached top 5 on Google Play in 79 countries. It's an all-in-one app that provides free, all-around protection for android devices with features that eradicate viruses, speed up device performance and thoroughly clean junk files.
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SOURCE 360 Security Group