In honor of the 66th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident’s reporting, we’ve created a fun, alien-themed review of the changing battlefield for smartphone and tablet users and how digital invaders are after their private and personal information.
With more than 1 billion mobile devices now used in the US and mobile device sales exceeding PCs by more than a 2:1 ratio; the mobile environment has spawned a new battleground for digital attacks.
Digital invaders, including hackers and malware authors, know that 64% of consumers don’t use password protection and only 15% are using mobile AV/malware protection. The battlefield is wide open for these invaders to attack and harvest unprotected private data while the odds are still in their favor. The last three years have seen incredible growth in mobile malware discoveries with 2013 trending to be the worst year yet.
Based on current trends, SecurityCoverage projects there will be approximately 900,000 mobile malware discoveries in the first half of this year alone. Check the infographic and make sure you don’t fall off the chair.
Source: Security Coverage