Smartphones and tablets have become everyday essentials for us. Like computers, they are exposed to viruses, malware, and malicious websites which may hurt and even disable privacy. With millions of people storing sensitive information on mobile devices and using them to surf the web, read emails, and pay household bills, it is not surprising that cyber criminals are targeting these devices.
Malware finds its way onto mobile devices through the same pathways by which it infiltrates computers: opening an email attachment, clicking on a web link, or downloading a file or an app. Mobile devices can also be used by cybercriminals to launch a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on cellular networks, similar to how personal computers can “crash” a targeted website by overloading it with fake traffic.
To protect your device against these increasing threats, we highly recommended using a mobile security app such as Trustlook Antivirus & Security.