Most of us understand that chargeware, ransomware, and other malicious malware applications are just as likely to occur on mobile devices as desktop and laptop PCs. In particular, Android devices with no manufacturer control over installed applications present a significant risk.
Now, mobile security company Lookout shows a sharp rise in the frequency of mobile malware infection. The company’s report draws on data collected on a global basis and, while an upward trend is evident throughout, the region-specific data is particularly interesting.
For example, in Western Europe, chargeware is more common than in the United States, where premium-rate billing mechanisms are banned.
However, the message is clear. Robust mobile security plays an essential role in securing your digital world.