Device Hijacking Security Flaws Identified in LG Mobile Handsets

Given the security flaws Checkpoint recently identified in LG mobile devices, David Jevans, Vice President of Mobile Security at Proofpoint commented below.

David Jevans, Vice President of Mobile Security at Proofpoint:

These vulnerabilities could be exploited to trick you into downloading malicious apps, you could receive phishing screens with fake logins which can steal your passwords, or your device could be locked and all data deleted! It’s critical that users not download any application promoted over SMS, that they use an app reputation and security system to detect malicious apps, and that they keep their device’s operating system up-to-date as security patches are released.