01/07/14

Android Phones Targeted by Cyber-Criminals in 2014

Researchers
at F-Secure Labs recently announced that 99% of all malicious threats in
the first quarter of 2014 targeted Android devices. Of the 277 threats
identified in its latest Mobile Threat Report, F-Secure Labs found 275 targeted Android operating system, 1 the i-Phone system and 1 Symbian. This continues the 2013 trend with over 91% of new threats targeting Android. 

Protect your mobile devices

These statistics underline how important it is to protect your mobile device.

  1. Always install a mobile anti-virus App
  2. Make sure you only download Apps from safe and reputable sites.

How to spot you’ve been hacked

  1. Your device starts sending SMS messages to premium rate numbers or subscription services.
  2. Odd charges on cell phone statements
  3. Unusual data access patterns
  4. Rapid battery-life failure
  5. Apps downloaded running or behaving oddly

How to remove a virus

  1. Schedule anti-virus software to run at regular intervals
  2. Use the reset to ‘factory default settings’ to clear apps from your device

How we can help

If you think your device has been compromised and need some help – give us a call on 01743 290588 or email katy@networksupportsolutions.co.uk.