|NQ Mobile: Fighting Advanced Smartphone Security Threats
In 2011 we saw a dramatic increase in attacks on smartphones, as well as the level of sophistication of these threats. While we’re still seeing the same simple malware we’ve seen for years, rootkits, botnets, and other advanced forms of malware are now common.
Rootkits allow scammers to install software or spyware on phones and botnets “take over” devices for malicious purposes. Both of these tactics can be used to execute mobile banking attacks, which we’re seeing more of as mobile banking becomes more popular.
Until smartphone users get the mobile protection they need on their phones, they’re easy targets for scammers. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to the problem. Download a free security app — like NQ Mobile Security — to shop, bank, text, share, and more without worry.