Juniper Networks Opens the First Global Threat and Research Center Focused Exclusively on Secure Mobility
Findings Show a 250 Percent Increase in Malware from 2009 to 2010
- Analysis of Android Market applications capable of malicious activity showed that 1 out of every 20 applications requested permissions that could allow the application to place a call without the user's knowledge.
- A Fortune 15 company found that 5 percent or 25,000 of its mobile devices were infected with malware.
- A 250 percent increase in malware from 2009 to 2010.
- 61 percent of all reported smartphone infections were spyware, capable of monitoring communication from the device.
- 17 percent of all reported infections were text message Trojans, which charge fees to a device's account holder.
- Malware - Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware
- Direct Attack - Attacking device interfaces, browser exploits, SMS attacks
- Physical Compromise - Accessing a device and its data by having physical access from loss or theft
- Data Communication Interception - Intercepting data as it is transmitted and received
- Exploitation and Misconduct - Inappropriate communications, data leakage, online predators, bullying, sexting