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Mobile leads in malware resurgence for 2012

Taylor Armerding | May 31, 2012
McAfee finds PC malware back after hiatus, but mobile malware shows biggest percentage gain -- and Android is the target

Turrentine said it is better than nothing to have security apps running on mobile platforms. "But they need to be fully integrated into the kernel of the smartphones' operating systems to provide better and more effective protection," he says. "Better yet, perhaps, baked into chipsets of smartphones themselves."

Meanwhile, CSOs should "incorporate an anti-malware solution app provisioned by their mobile device management. They should also disable allowing end users to install third party app stores," he said.


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