Mobile Malware comes upon our cellphones


Cell phones are becoming more sophisticated. They are now more like computers than phones and are an easy target for hackers. They are always on hand and do really contain much more personal information than laptop and desktop computers. Your carelessly operated or undefended phone can involve your private data corruption and theft. You'd hardly be happy to know your individual privacy was violated.

The phone can be hacked in different ways. For example, it can be a man-in-the-middle attack. This means your phone's operating system is hacked so that all data is rerouted and stopped for a while before is sent to its destination. This means some third party will know everything about that information sent so that hackers will have the ability to listen calls, follow Internet browsing activity and read text messages. Your  geographical location can also be pinpointed.

Imagine your phone is a computer and treat it appropriately. If you decide to purchase an application try to buy it from a well-known vendor. Be aware and read the "permissions" required by application before download it. Unofficial and free versions of popular applications should also be avoided from downloading. Malware is often hidden in their code.

However, to download an antivirus application is a must. You should also know that antivirus applications do detect worms, Trojans and viruses that already exist. Don't forget to buy download security updates from from application developers as well as from the provider of your cellphone. You become more vulnerable when using public Wi-Fi than a 3G network. You are open to hackers.

2012 is expected to be the year of the domination of mobile malware. The previous year can also be called the year of mobile malware. Unfortunately, not many people observed it and gave due consideration to this problem. This 2012 year will be full of announcements about this kind of malware. Undoubtedly, you've heard about it. Be sure you'll keep up with it during the present year. You should be aware and protect your phone in order not to fall into a malware trap.

Number of mobile malware increases day by day putting us at risk to become its victims. "Pirated" applications constitute a majority of potentially dangerous programs downloaded to cellphones. These can look and even feel like a package of a legitimate software. The only distinction is that they contain malicious code. Such cases are not individual.

An parallel case appeared in 2011 with a malware that claimed to be the Opera Mini Browse. It appeared in the Android market making the people that  used it to update their browsers done. Here can be named another application got pirated. It is the PowerAMP media player.

This type of malware makes mobile devices users to download and install new versions of apps. The links always lead to the malicious files.

  • Your mobile devices should be managed properly in order not to be at big security risk.You should consider the security on your phone as you do with your laptop or desktop computer. First of all lock your phone.
  • Always be careful with applications to download. Try to download from trusted source. Go to the web site of the vendor and use the link from there.
  •  Don't forget to read reviews for the apps. It'll take you extra time but won't make you regret.

  • Pay due attention to suspicious email and text messages you receive.

  • A mobile security software should undoubtedly used if it is possible. Spend some money for a real security package and be sure your phone is safe as well as your personal data.