The Growing Threat of Malware

July 28th, 2011 § 0 comments

Malware and attacks on non-PC devices will only continue to increase, particularly as devices get smarter and more complex with browsers and app stores.

Rip Empson:

Larger malware networks have begun swallowing smaller malware entities, and they’re now serving up their web landmines at astonishing rates. Apple even seems to have reached the tipping point, with enough market share that malware networks have begun targeting Apple OSes. It’s not quite the “explosion of malware on Macs” many forecasted, but it’s still a much larger problem than it was a year ago. And it’s not just desktops and laptops that are affected, malware has gone mobile, too. Android appears to becoming more vulnerable, as security firm, Kaspersky Lab, identified 70 different malware on Google’s mobile OS in March.

Some device manufacturers are better positioned to manage security issues like these than others.

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