FBI warned users about a virus for smartphones

Posted: October 16, 2012 in IT Security News
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FBIWarning the U.S. government provides tips on protecting mobile devices based on Android.

Due to the significant increase in the number of malicious programs for mobile platforms, the U.S. government has found it necessary to make sure that users are aware of the dangers posed by viruses.

Thus, the State Interagency Management Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which includes the FBI issued a notice informing you of malicious mobile applications.

“Experts IC3 were informed of the programs that attack the operating system Android, – follows from the notice. – Some of the latest variations of the virus is – Loozfon and FinFisher.

Next, experts explain that infection occurs through an e-mail message containing a malicious link, and further spread through the list of user’s contacts. In addition, researchers notify IC3 which data kidnaps virus and how to protect.

It should also be noted that the decision to publish the recommendations have influenced the results of a recent survey of analysts Pew Research Center, which found that about half of the mobile users in the U.S. are paranoid and do not install many applications on their smartphones for fear of compromising personal data. Read more

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