Threats to conventional PCs and mobile devices skyrocketed during 2010, according to a new report from Symantec, with social networking and mobile devices playing significant roles.
Mobile malware remains a small and nascent issue, especially when compared to the scale of threats crowding around desktop OSes, but the threat that is out there continues to mostly affect Google’s Android platform.
A new malware dubbed OSX Crisis can compromise Windows mobile devices, infect removable USB drives and may be the first virus to threaten VMware virtual machines, according to a Symantec blog and published reports.
Symantec’s Norton security line is one of the most trusted names in tech security. Today, they have released a new version of their North Mobile Security app with a plethora of new features. The biggest change is the addition of Norton Mobile Insight, which takes advantage of Symantec’s database of four million malware-checked Android apps.
A new security report published by Cisco has found that 99% of all mobile malware attacks are targeted at Android devices. On top of that, the report says Android suffered 91% of all Java-based web exploits and 71% of all overall web-based exploits. Ouch.