Malware attacks on mobile phones – particularly mobile those using Google’s Android operating system - are on the rise according to security firm Sourcefire.
A recent survey by the firm found a 1200% increase in malware targeting Android-based devices, with many of the infections embedded within third-party apps downloaded to mobile phones.
Mobile viruses could steal business bank account details, run up a massive phone bill, make secret audio recordings of board meetings and send spam messages to customers and suppliers.
These scenarios are much more likely for small and medium-sized businesses as their employees use smartphones, tablets and “pads” to connect to business computer networks, the firm warned.
“Be very careful of [mobile apps] becaus...
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