Report: 97% Of Mobile Malware Is On Android

Right now, mobile phone malware is not a major issue. Verizon put it best when it reported: “I’ve Got 99 Problems and ”. But the growth of mobile payments may give hackers another reason to look at mobile malware. �

Mobile phone malware is malware intended to run on mobile devices, such as smartphones or PDAs.

Viral propagation modelling acts as sandbox for testing intensity of malware, understand patterns adopted for malware propagation and consequently help device strategies for malware detection. Success of P2P networks has encouraged mobile vendors to offer P2P services on mobile networks. Handheld mobile devices though constrained in memory, power and processing resources are capable of using communication technologies like Bluetooth, MMS, SMS, Infrared and WLAN services. Such versatility has however exposed mobile devices to threats like mobile P2P malware. With the number of mobile phone malware escalating to an alarming figure of more than one thousand, it has become ever more important to analyze the affects of propagation of such malware in the wild that could subsequently act as the baseline for protection against such malware. This paper initially presents propagation analysis of generic mobile P2P malware categories and then provides a detailed analysis of propagation of real-world malware from three malware families accommodating around 100 well known mobile P2P malware. Paper is aimed at providing a much needed insight into propagation characteristics of mobile P2P malware like their propagation speed and battery depletion affect.

This was Android’s share of global mobile malware

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Cabir, the world's first mobile phone malware Since not everyone has an unlimited text plan, thousands of text messages can create a large bill very quickly, making this one of the nastiest pieces of mobile phone malware that’s gone around. is nothing compared to a thousand-dollar cell phone bill.

Mobile virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Malware used to spy on Tibetan activists and other ethnic groups in China is nothing new. But a new Trojan discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Labs has widened the scope of this digital espionage and intimidation. The malware uses a combination of e-mail hacking, "spear phishing," and a smartphones. Kaspersky claims this is the first discovery of a targeted attack that uses mobile phone malware.

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