Mobile cybercrime threat rises
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 08/02/2011 18:42
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting mobile devices as they look to exploit consumer ignorance of potential security risks associated with smartphones and tablet PCs.
The amount of malicious software designed specifically to target mobile devices rose 46 per cent in 2010, says a report by IT security group McAfee.
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Cellphone security threats rise sharply - source
Cellphone security threats rose sharply last year as a proliferation of Internet-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets provided new opportunities for cybercriminals, security software maker McAfee said.
In its fourth-quarter threat report, released on Tuesday, McAfee said the number of pieces of new cellphone malware it found in 2010 rose 46 percent over 2009's level.