Unlike viral desktop programs, phones aren't spreading infections from one to another or to other devices, so the spread of the threat is reduced. You have to either download a rogue app, or click on a bad link, to inject malware onto the phone. But that could change. If we don't get a grip on malware now, tomorrow we could be facing an epidemic as it's only a matter of time before criminals create malware that can and does jump between devices.
Today, while we still have the power to stop mobile malware, let's work harder and smarter to unmask the secret assassin.
Jaime Blasco is head of labs at AlienVault.
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