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Mobile malware has advanced to a new level of sophistication as smart devices continue to gain ground, in turn driving an uptick in the mobile security services market. ABI Research estimates that mobile security services will total $1.88 billion by the end of 2013, by far dominating both the mobile device and mobile application markets for threat protection.
Ciaran Bradley, VP of Handset Security at AdaptiveMobile, explores how networks and consumers can defend themselves from global spammers.
Mobile security business AdaptiveMobile launched the latest edition of its Global Security Insights in Mobile report at Mobile World Congress last week. The report, which was revealed during the Mobile Security Forum event, warns that cross-border threats will spread more easily as 4G LTE and rich communications services (RCS) are adopted by networks and consumers.
Film studios are starting to target mobile applications that use copyrighted images and film clips without permission.All the big five movie studios have told Google to remove Android apps that "pirate" content, reports Reuters. The rogue apps were taking images and clips from films such as The Hobbit as well as popular TV shows like Glee.
AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile security, now protects more than 137 million US smartphone users, which equals more than half of all smartphone users in the country. U.S. smartphone users are facing threats that are compound and cross-border, and include malware, viruses, SMS spam, and attacks on applications and mobile social media. The Company made the announcement at the start of Mobile World Congress, where it is hosting a panel on 'Protecting the Borderless Network' with speakers including Verizon, PCCW and Syniverse.
AdaptiveMobile’s Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) has uncovered a series of SMS scams first appearing in Russia and now being seen across the globe that see criminals profiting by sending out texts with web links to mobile malware.
NEW DELHI: Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile VAS solutions, today announced that it has engaged AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile security, to provide operators with the most comprehensive network-based web and message content filtering solution. This collaboration will help operators to leverage monitoring and advanced security techniques to protect their network, subscribers and enterprise customers against the growing threat of mobile abuse.
AdaptiveMobile today sheds light on the extent of a new global SMS spam threat. According to Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) which examines mobile security threats from around the world, consumers should to be on the lookout for fraudulent spam texts informing them they have won a free Apple product such an iPad, iPhone or MacBook.
Ciaran Bradley, VP of Handset Security, talks to BBC News about the growing numbers of spammers using apps to turn Android phones into spam-sending drones.
Following Tetrus Telecoms' fine by the ICO, Ciaran Bradley spoke to Mobile Marketing on what this landmark fine means for the mobile industry.