Malware goes mobile: Antivirus specialists and mobile operators report Increase in mobile malware

In a very short period of time, millions of people around the globe have become increasingly reliant upon smart phones and other mobile devices. People use these devices not just for making phone calls, which is merely one of their myriad functions, but for taking pictures, making videos, keeping notes, listening to music, reading e-mail – both personal and work-related – and even for conducting bank transactions. Thus, these small devices have become an alternative way to store photos, contacts, personal and corporate data, passwords and other confidential information, making them more and more susceptible to cybercrime.

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