Adware: the most pervasive mobile threat

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 07, 2013 02:30 am PST

A new examination of mobile threat data from the Lookout Platform in five countries has found that threats to consumers run the gamut, from annoying to extremely invasive. The study has uncovered that adware and malware threats like spyware, surveillanceware and trojans are in particular proliferating.

“As mobile marches on, the threat landscape continues to evolve. Like any entrepreneur, the bad guys go where the opportunity exists and focus on the business models that are most successful – and like many businesses, there are differences that can be seen at the country level based on economics of a given region,” said Jeremy Linden, Lookout’s security product manager, explaining the findings in a blog post.


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