As smartphones become more technologically advanced and cheaper, more and more young professionals are using them worldwide. Business information, social media accounts, email, images and all sorts of data are stored on these mobile devices. But this data is often sensitive business or personal information, and while it is useful to have so much information at your fingertips, it also leaves the user open to mobile security threats.
That means smartphone antivirus protection is now vital for young professionals. Mobile threats target data such as credit card numbers, secondary authentication information — a safety measure used in online banking, Gmail and Facebook, especially if the device is logging in from a new device or location — private information, or personal media such as images and video.
They may not seem like it, but contemporary smartphones are effectively small computers, and are equally vulnerable to malware attacks. The malware aims to exploit weaknesses in mobile communication through wifi networks, text messaging and also through browsers or operating systems.