Next-generation mobile malware is only months away and will be able attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.
Security expert Amil Klein has warned that next-generation mobile malware is months away. Photo credit: Munir Kotadia/ZDNet Australia
Until now, getting malware onto smartphones has involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that is about to change. When malware goes straight to the device, all of the malware techniques already seen in desktop operating systems will be available to mobile malware developers — which means that the development cycle will be rapid.
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