Mobile Device Security: Inside Mobile Malware Threats

Mobile Malware Market Share

By mid-August 2009, Kaspersky Lab had noted 106 mobile malware families and 514 variants of malicious programs targeting mobile devices. By the end of 2010, those numbers had grown to 153 families and more than 1,000 variants. To put it another way - in 2010, the company detected 65.12 percent more new malicious programs targeting mobile devices than in 2009, and the threats nearly doubled in number during a 17-month period.

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