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Posts Tagged ‘mobile malware’

  • Mobile security

    Android devices face a new threat

    March 4, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Android devices face a new threat

    Kaspersky Lab has detected Triada, a new Trojan targeting Android devices that can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. It is stealthy, modular, persistent and written by very professional cybercriminals. Devices running the 4.4.4....

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    Mobile devices become the new target for malware attacks

    February 17, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile devices become the new target for malware attacks

    According to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin, the volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year. The significant slump in spam emails can be attributed to the increasing...

  • Mobile security

    Top 10 tips on how to protect your device from malware

    January 26, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips on how to protect your device from malware

    Mobile malware is on the increase and the purpose of almost all of it is to generate income for cybercriminals. Some malware can monitor devices for banking transactions, gathering sensitive details like passwords and account numbers. Quite common is malware...

  • Mobile malware

    South Africa’s Android device users beware

    September 17, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s Android device users beware

    Mobile malware is on the rise and attackers have made the Android Operating System (OS) their number one target. With South Africa ranking amongst the top most affected countries in the world when it comes to incidents of mobile malware attacks, it’s time...

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    A quarter of users don’t understand the risks of Mobile Cyberthreats

    March 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A quarter of users don’t understand the risks of Mobile Cyberthreats

    Mobile devices are more popular than ever, especially across the African continent, but their owners still underestimate the danger they might encounter. According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 28% of users globally know...

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    Rise in mobile malware calls for efficient monitoring

    March 17, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Rise in mobile malware calls for efficient monitoring

    Africa-based smartphone users must be savvier about the sites they visit, what they download, and the apps they use on their devices. Mobile malware is becoming more prevalent. So says Richard Broeke from IT security services vendor, Securicom. “Designed to...

  • Cyber Security

    Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    February 19, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    Paladion Networks has highlighted the top 10 cyber security trends that will impact global digital security in 2015, and beyond. These trends can have long-term impact on the enterprises in Middle East and Africa. Amit Roy, VP & Regional Sales Head-ME...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...

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    Cybercriminals developing more malware

    August 19, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals developing more malware

    Kaspersky Lab’s experts recently published its IT Threat Evolution Report for Q2 2013, which analyses the most prominent IT security incidents and trends while providing statistical analysis and telemetry for the quarter’s cyberthreat landscape....

  • Mobile malware rising rapidly

    April 4, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Mobile malware rising rapidly

    Smartphones continue to escalate in popularity as more mobile phone manufacturers release affordable smartphone handsets in order to attract consumers in emerging markets. It appears to have been a smart move. Leading IT research and advisory company,...

  • What is Mobile Malware?

    May 3, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    You probably know something about the viruses that can attack your computer, but what about the viruses aimed at your mobile devices? You may be surprised to learn that malicious software aimed at mobile devices, otherwise known as mobile malware, is on the...

  • The motivations behind recent Android malware

    November 30, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on The motivations behind recent Android malware

    For years now, we in the cyber security industry have been saying an explosion of mobile malware is just around the corner. Beginning in earnest this year, we have indeed observed a marked increase in threats targeting mobile devices – particularly the...

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