Malware coming to a phone near you!

Digital ne’er-do-wells trying to get on your phone.

Click the image for the original Mashable article.
Click the image for the original Mashable article.

Research into software used to exploit security holes known as Blackhole is showing signs that searches for hardware like Apple and Android powered devices are a part of the code meaning that malware authors are taking aim at mobile devices.

It makes sense really with the number of mobile devices fast outpacing desktop growth and providing a rich hunting ground for the bad guys.

The first place we will most likely see this is through web apps. These apps are not delivered through the official app stores but directly via a web page onto your mobile device. This is not to say that all web apps are bad but we should carefully choose what web apps we install and access.

For now, the best thing we can do is avoid using any web apps that are not vital to us and try to stick to the official app stores for all of our app sources. We can also start looking towards security software for our mobile devices starting with the well known big players like Kaspersky, Symantec and McAfee.

One thing is for sure though. As the mobile devices find themselves compromised we can expect to see manufacturers issuing patches as often as Microsoft does.

See the Mashable article here.