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smartphone virus

A cellphone virus. Used to steal personal information or send messages to pay-per-minute telephone numbers, the virus may be a Trojan deposited in a phone with an open Bluetooth connection. See Bluetooth virus.
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By increasing awareness of this issue and educating consumers on the best security practices, we can combat attacks and stay one step ahead of mobile malware threats.
Dubai: Mobile malware has grown almost threefold during the second quarter as hackers have become more sophisticated in their approach.
includes mobile application control and mobile malware protection across both
Most identified mobile malware tried to steal users' personal data, the security firm said.
Even Verizon admitted in the report that "96% of mobile malware was targeted at the Android platform".
Mobile banking users have to stay protected from mobile malware and high-risk apps.
One of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware outbreaks has been uncovered by AdaptiveMobile.
The malware then mimics the shutdown animation and appears to be off, AVG's mobile malware research team said in a blog post , PCworld reported.
Mobile malware attacks were registered in more than 200 countries worldwide
Its report found that mobile malware infections increased 17 percent during the first six months of 2014, growing at nearly double the rate seen for the entirety of 2013.
According to recent reports from leading global security organizations, in 2013 the region saw significant increases in data breaches, banking trojans, mobile malware and other online threats," the CCSC said.
According to security firm F-Secure, 97 percent of new threats were aimed at Android phones, though most mobile malware exists in third-party marketplaces outside of the Google Play store.

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