Smartphones and tablets
are increasingly powerful, and are being used for more and more things, much
like a computer. However, when it comes to security they’re often seen as
weak-point. Users don’t always take the same security precautions they do on a
laptop, such as installing endpoint security.
And Android devices,
in particular, have proven a particularly tempting target for cybercriminals.
According to Kaspersky, the number of malicious Android programs grew by a
factor of six in 2012 over 2011, and accounted for 99 per cent of total mobile
threats. Read more.