Smartphone Malware - You Could Be Infected

Dark Reading sheds some light on the subject
Things are moving at a pretty fast clip; don't get caught unawares:

What took 15 years to evolve with the desktop machine is happening practically overnight in mobile handsets - Dark Reading

An attractive target
Smartphones are such an attractive target because the information stored on them can be easily sold for profit. We are talking information like:

  • GPS location
  • E-mail
  • Personal information
  • And whatever else you have on your smartphone

The favorite method of attack
Have you downloaded an app recently? More and more, the preferred method of infecting a smartphone is through infected apps downloaded from legitimate app stores and websites.

Resources
I've gathered a short list of resources to help you learn more about protecting yourself, and even download some free software for your smartphone.

  1. http://www.scancomplete.com/list/handheld-mobile-security/1
  2. https://www.mylookout.com/
  3. http://www.sizzledcore.com/2010/06/11/norton-smartphone-security-for-android-remote-lock-call-blocking-anti-malware/
  4.   http://news.techworld.com/security/8889/smartphone-trojans-discover-profit-motive/
  5. http://smallbizlink.monster.com/training-technology/articles/754-growing-number-of-android-malware-prompts-google-move
  6. (Update: 25Mar11): Mobile Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Keep Your Information Safe (my Google Knol)


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