10 Mobile Security, BYOD Privacy And Security Myths

2. Malware Is The Most Significant Threat To Mobile Data

Mobile malware may dominate headlines, but according to the recent LinkedIn Information Security Community survey of 1,600 IT administrators, data loss is a bigger priority in their organizations than malware (75 percent versus 47 percent). A lost or stolen mobile device consistently ranks as the chief mobile security issue in most studies. In addition, mobile malware studies conducted by F-Secure, McAfee, Symantec and other vendors find most mobile malware activity in Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe, with the bulk of that malware coming in the form of SMS Trojans that rack up premium text messaging charges.

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