We depend on our phones to process and store reams of individual digital information. Our digital activities - from checking bank balance to paying for an item with a tap of the screen, to sending friends and family messages over social media, to getting to work messages remotely - have transformed our telephones into a goldmine of individual data.
It's likely that by 2020, there will be more than 6 billion smartphone users in the world.
How secure is your mobile device? It's easy to forget that your mobile phone is essentially a pocket-sized computer and that, just as with any device that can connect to the Internet, mobile phones are at risk of a cyberattack.The good news is that mobile malware is still relatively uncommon, with the total rate of infections standing at 8 percent.However, mobile malware has been increasing at an alarming rate. There was a 27 percent increase in new mobile malware in the last quarter of 2017, according to McAfee. Securing your mobile phone should be a top priority, both for personal and business use.
Types of Mobile Malware :