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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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Starting in early 2018, the two companies plan to offer a cloud-based, centralised security service that gives users simple and efficient protection against smartphone malware.
Nokia has issued its threat intelligence report -- H1 2016 - which found a sharp rise in the occurrence of smartphone malware infections in the first half of the year, the company said.
Nokia today issued the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report - H1 2016, revealing a sharp rise in the occurrence of smartphone malware infections in the first half of the year.
A prolific piece of Trojan smartphone malware which installs malicious apps, games, and continually pushes pop-up adverts onto victim's phones is making its creators as much as $500,000 per day.
Smartphone malware has also become a booming business due to the uptick in prices people are willing to pay to buy it.
Another example is the DroidRanger for detecting smartphone malware in Android markets [3].
Schmidt, "Detection of Smartphone Malware," Berlin Institute of Technology, 2011.
Smartphone malware is popping up at an unprecedented rate as people put more and more valuable information on the devices, using them to hold corporate secrets, conduct banking and function as digital wallets.
make smartphone malware to work on Android," he said.
A behavioral model was proposed in [42] for the detection of smartphone malware based on ontology techniques.
According to Get Safe Online, a UK-based campaign and national initiative to teach citizens about basic computer security, there has been an increase in smartphone malware as the market has grown.
For the moment, the amount of detected smartphone malware is relatively low compared to malware that targets desktop or laptop PCs; but being aware that it exists is the first step toward protecting yourself and your data.