Tag: mobile threat

This blog was written by Bruce Snell. If you’re like me, you probably have at least a dozen apps on your smartphone that you never use. They just sit around taking up space in some forgotten corner of your device.  When you combine these unused apps with the tendency many people have of not keeping ...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While today was originally established to honor the life of St. Patrick, over time the holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture and heritage, prompting parades and festivals all over the world. Along with the celebration, there are also many different icons associated with St.Patty’s Day: leprechauns, rainbows, pots ...
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Mobile malware is the fastest growing security threat we face today. But that threat has long been lopsided, and unfortunately, Android mobile operating system has seen the brunt of attacks due to its immense popularity and accessibility around the globe. Apple’s iOS ecosystem, while also widely popular, has maintained a mostly malware free presence. Even ...
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The dominance of mobile devices has given hackers a growing market to chase after, with many of the same tools they’ve previously used to target personal computers—tools like ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that either locks you out of your device, and/or holds your data hostage, until you pay a ransom fee. ...
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As the world becomes increasingly mobile, criminals are prioritizing their scams to target smartphone and tablets users more than ever before. Our recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013  identified 3.73 million total pieces of mobile malware in 2013, and an astounding 197% increase of total samples from the end of the previous year. ...
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There is no doubt that mobile devices are an integral part of our daily lives, making their potential loss all the more detrimental. Aside from using smartphones to communicate with friends and family, find restaurants, and check email, they serve as repositories for more and more sensitive, personal information. The thought of losing one to ...
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College—it’s not just a time for growing into the responsible individual you most assuredly will become, it’s also a time to experiment and make mistakes. However, with the rise of the Internet comes the potential for these mistakes to be broadcast to a much larger audience—not to mention the long-lasting impacts it could have on ...
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