As you may already know, I’m a big fan of mobile marketing because of the tremendous growth occurring over the next 5-7 years. With this dominance mobile devices are about to get hit with a Malware explosion of sorts. No matter what mobile device you use, you will start encountering virus & malware as you surf and open attachments. This includes all iPhone & iPad users.
The largest threat to Andriod users is from apps that have “pirated”, this is when an app is built to look like a really app but it includes a malware bug. That once started can be very difficult to find out or remove it.
“I recommend always going to the vendor’s Web site and following the download link from there,” Dan Hoffman, chief mobile security evangelist for Juniper says. “Read reviews for the app that are published outside the app’s page in the market. That may cost you an extra three or four minutes per download, but it’s well worth it.”