While most tech-savvy readers are well versed on the topic of malware, many of us might still be unclear as to why it’s so dangerous. In the simplest terms, malware is “malicious software”. While a lot people are aware of the damage that malware can cause to computers, many haven’t yet learned that it can also be harmful to cellphones. Mobile malware can attack mobile devices through the form of spyware, adware, ransomware, trojans, and more through your phone’s internet browser and even app stores.
Even though no one is totally safe from the effects of mobile malware, there are still some steps you can take to protect your phone. The first step towards protecting yourself and your mobile device is making sure that you have the most recent, updated software for your phone. Companies like T-Mobile offer top of the line smartphones with great features to avoid potential malware disasters.
Most malware is designed to make money. These cybercriminals don’t just want the information stored on your phone, they’re trying to attack cellphone users’ wallets. Mobile device owners around the world are susceptible to this type of malware, but the severity of the virus can vary depending on your location.
To prevent potentially irreversible damage, it’s important to learn about the different kinds of mobile malware your phone could be effected by, and how to avoid them. For more information on protecting your mobile device, check out the infographic below!