With our increased dependence on mobile phones and tablets, handheld devices are becoming the targets of criminals in order to obtain your personal and account information. Criminals can use malicious systems, often remotely without your knowledge, that will not only harm your mobile security, but may also steal pertinent information that can lead to identity theft or fraudulent activity on your account. Also known as malware or spyware, a few of the latest versions of these systems are Loozfon, an information-stealing program, and FinFisher, used to take over the components of the mobile device.
There are several methods that criminals will use to lure mobile device users, including:
- Promises of work-at-home employment with profitable paydays
- Enticing users to visit a fictitious web link with the intent of compromising your mobile device security
- False text messages that are disguised as mobile system updates
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