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Top mobile threats of 2022


Top mobile threats of 2022

The holidays have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that the threats have subsided.

Mobile threats are still in full force which means it’s important to continuously stay safe with/on your devices.


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Install reliable antivirus and antispyware software on your devices. 

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Banking Trojans

Posing as your financial institution is getting more common.

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Using your own devices for work purposes can be risky.


Top threats:

  1. Spyware:  Spyware can easily be enabled on your mobile device, simply due to weak security. Instead of relying on your phone’s operating system to protect you, it’s strongly recommended that you get antivirus protection on your device.

  2. Banking Trojans:  This version of mobile malware (software specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system—in this case mobile devices) is growing rapidly. It targets financial institutions in hopes to gain your confidential information like account numbers or card details. They use this malware through SMS, malicious apps, and phone calls. Use every form of security you can to keep your financial information for your eyes only. According to this source, 300,000 banking trojan infections have been found in the Google Play store just over the last 4 months.

  3. Bring your own device (BYOD):  This type of mobile threat has to do with the workplace. With remote work being much more common now, many employers are allowing their staff to use their personal devices for work purposes. This may help save money for employers short-term, but can cause an increased possibility of an attack to occur if the device is not properly secured.