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This quarter 5000 new malicious Android apps have been identified by global security company Trend Micro.
A Google/Ipsos poll found that users are increasingly using their smartphones to surf the web. Germany, in particular, recorded the biggest jump from 39% to 49%. With the increased use of smartphones for Internet access and the huge Android user base, the increase in attacks targeting the Android platform is not surprising.
The Google poll found that todays social networking generation is more likely to reveal personal data to other parties in venues like social networking sites. This means that malicious mobile apps put users, and the companies they work for, in grave danger.
Social networking accounts are even more useful for cybercriminals because besides plundering your friends’ email addresses, the bad guys can also send bad links around and try to steal the social networking credentials of your friends. Stolen social networking accounts can even be sold for a price!
In several “Police Trojan” ransomware attacks, affected users were presented with what appears to be a police force splash screen demanding a £100 fine for accessing Internet porn or violent materials.
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If you want to chat then give me a call, or even find me on my Facebook, or LinkedIn page . Speak soon Jon Mullen.
Hi everyone, Just thought I would show you an example of spam being delivered by what looked like social media. It could also have been connected to a virus or malware. The actual email is just annoying as it builds up links for someone’s Google ratings.
When you receive an email with active links hover your mouse over the active links (as in the picture below) and it will show where the link is pointing at. In this case the email looked as if it was coming from LinkedIn. So if it doesn’t start off with http://www.linkedin.com/….. then just delete the email. I was fortunate that our anti-virus system (from Trend Micro) actually scans links before we are allowed to open them and it warned me that the site this link was pointing at had been reported for malware. So please beware! If you have any comments or questions please contact me here. Jon