Smartphone Invasion: Texting Scams, Spam, Phishing Are Tops

The Rise of Mischiefware

Malware is not probing and rooting devices, at least not yet, Blue Coat said. Instead, texting scams represent one of the biggest threats. The malicious behavior is run by the attacker or used in in-app purchases and exploit the working functionality of the device for nefarious purposes. Malware that owns the device is still in its infancy, Blue Coat said.

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