Mobile malware has become more and more discussed over the years in which smartphones, tablets and phablets have been developed to a scale that no common people ever imagined, before they became such an important part of our lives. So hypothetical cyber attacks on such gadgets that we use each and every day seemed a plausible theory. However, an international telecom company has suggested that cyber attacks on our mobile devices are the last things that we should be afraid of. Verizon claims mobile malware is not so advanced and the real dangers are still in connection with the desktops and the personal computers.
International Telecom giant Verizon has revealed a report whose results are somehow encouraging. According to Verizon`s report, mobile malware can not yet be anything more than merely annoying. It is true that mobile malware is spread widely across the globe but, for now, there is nothing that should scare us for real. According to Verizon`s report, no destructive cyber offensive could affect data through the mobile gadgets.
Verizon also wrote in its report that being the victim of a data breach is extremely rare among smartphone users. Verizon urges telecom companies to strengthen the security and make sure that their customers have the best protection the carrier could offer, but also the international telecom is happy to announce that mobile malware is not so advanced.
According to Verizon, most mobile cyber attacks are rather annoying than destructive. For example, they would make your smartphone not function in agreement with the preferences that you have set in advance, or popping adverts and other things like that, but there is rarely the case for a serious threat.
Only a small percentage of 0.03 per cent out of the tens of millions of cyber attacks that occur every week are rated with a high grade of danger, says the report elaborated by Verizon. In addition to that, when such a mobile gadget is attacked and becomes infected, the disorder only operates for a short period of time, generally less than a week.
Verizon`s report does not only offer a general view on mobile malware, but it also reveals facts about particular operating systems. Verizon says that only one operating system has the disadvantages of experiencing such annoying little cyber attacks.
“Not just wins, but Android wins so hard that most of the suspicious activity logged from iOS devices was just failed Android exploits. So while we’d love to compare and contrast iOS to Android, the data is forcibly limiting the discussion to the latter.”
the company wrote in their report.
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