In the last few years there has been an incredible growth in the field of mobile malwares, with that being said, billions of threats are being reported every day. This has started a debate and questioned some real motives of anti-virus companies, whether if they are shamefully overstating the danger?
Network security firm AdaptiveMobile has advised security firms to concentrate on the number of infected devices they see rather than the number of threats they find 'in the wild'. Because not all the threats are lethal and have very less surety that it will ever affect the mobile phone or the tablets.
"We're not denying that mobile malware isn't out there, but we don't see it spreading in the same way that traditional PC anti-virus vendors are suggesting." said Ciaran Bradley at AdaptiveMobile.
We can't simply ignore those reports, those warnings are worth listening to, but practically the problem remains minor one for most people.
We people at DigitFreak will suggest you to keep an eye on your mobile phones and tablets for strange behaviors, and if you always download apps from known brands and its official stores, you're likely to be OK.
Whether the security firms looks at infected devices or the malware samples, reporting percentage growth from such a small number is an easy way to exaggerate statistics, so we share some of AdaptiveMobile's concerns.
Mobile phone malware will surely grow, but Anti-Virus companies needs to publish sensible reports and not the theoretical exaggerated statistics to stay ahead with its competitors.
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