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Can my mobile phone be attacked by malware?

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Mobile malware is a growing threat. Banking, shopping, email. We do things on our phones that used to only be done on our desktop PC. Hackers know valuable data is stored on people’s phones, and they increasingly find new ways to attack mobile users. The most common mobile threats are adware packaged as fun gaming […]

Can my mobile phone be attacked by malware?

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Mobile malware is a growing threat.

Banking, shopping, email. We do things on our phones that used to only be done on our desktop PC. Hackers know valuable data is stored on people’s phones, and they increasingly find new ways to attack mobile users.

smartphones These devices have information on them that is valuable to hackers

The most common mobile threats are adware packaged as fun gaming apps that provide little value and spams users with ads. SMS attacks are malware which sends unauthorized premium SMS or makes premium-service phone calls. This results in a large monthly bill for the user and a significant source of revenue for cybercrooks.

The most aggressive malware is mobile ransomware. Simplocker was the first Android ransomware to encrypt user files, and now there are thousands of variations that make it nearly impossible to recover the encrypted data on a smartphone.

Privacy is an issue with vulnerabilities such as Certifi-gate and Stagefright, both of which can be exploited to spy on users. Certifi-gate put approximately 50 percent of Android users at risk, and Stagefright made nearly 1 billion Android devices vulnerable to spyware.

Avast protects mobile devices from malware

Avast Mobile Security for Android scans mobile devices and secures them against infected files, phishing, malware, and spyware. The app provides people with the most advanced mobile malware protection available, now even faster with Avast’s leading cloud scanning engine. Install Avast Mobile Security for free!

Popularity of Apple devices prompts surge of new threats

Apple users can no longer be complacent about security, as the number of infections and new threats rises.Read More

Fake Chrome browser replaces real thing and serves up unwanted ads

Does your Chrome browser seem a little “off”, but you can’t figure out why? Maybe it’s eFast.   Here’s another reason to slow down when installing software, especially free software. A new Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) disguised as the Google Chrome browser is sneaking onto users computers bundled with legitimate software, hidden deep within the […]

More malware found on third party app stores

As Google Play tightens their security measures on mobile apps, hackers are moving to third party app stores. Fake apps imitating popular apps were found on the Windows Phone Store earlier this week. Now a new batch of infected Android apps imitating the real deal have been found on unofficial third-party Android app stores. The new […]

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Facebook comments on Buzzfeed, ESPN, and Huffington Post lead to technical support scams

Scammers promote links to free movies that lead to technical support scams for Windows, Mac OS X, and mobile users.Read More

Comentários do Facebook nos sites da Buzzfeed, ESPN, e Huffington Post levam a golpes de suporte técnico

Golpistas promovem links para filmes gratuitos que levam a golpes de suporte técnico para usuários de Windows, Mac e dispositivos móveis.

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Comentarios en las cuentas de Facebook de Buzzfeed, ESPN, y Huffington Post llevan a estafas de soporte técnico

Criminales cibernéticos promueven enlaces a películas gratuitas que llevan a estafas de soporte técnico para usuarios de Windows, Mac y dispositivos móviles.

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Windows Phone Store scam: malicious mobile apps aren’t unique to Google Play

Although it’s possible to use third-party apps stores safely and securely, the fact that scams do still occur in a variety of app stores shouldn’t be ignored. On Sunday, a threat was discovered by a user who posted the issue on our forum. The scam, located within the Windows Phone Store, advertised three fraudulent versions […]