Jan 22nd, 2013

While many of us don’t want to believe it, malware has become quite the nuisance in mobile over the past couple of years. As with any computing platform, the more users flock to specific platforms, the higher the threat of malware and viruses is for that particular platform. Android, being one of the top mobile operating systems, has attracted a bit of attention of its own, prompting Google to employ various tools such as a Play Store gatekeeper and a kill switch for any malicious apps in the Play Store.

Unfortunately, Google won’t be able to protect everyone from everything, and that’s why user education and proactive, preventative measures should be at the ready for anyone who faces these dangers. DJ Miller put together this awesome infographic, a quick and informative guide about all things malware.

Everyone likes to feel like a covert ninja, defending the honor of those less fortunate. When the less fortunate one is yourself, and the targets are your 4G cell phones, defending their value and security is even more important. Mobile malware cases increased 250% between 2004 and 2011, and experts project that this rapidly growing affront to personal security shows no signs of slowing down.

Read this infographic to learn how to defend yourself with high-tech karate chops and defensive blocks like a professional ninja. Find out what kinds of enemies you are facing, and how you can be prepared for future attacks.

If you’ve ever needed to know what it was, how to prevent it and how to get rid of it from your smartphones and tablets then this is a very nice primer to get you on your way. You can even apply some of the tips to traditional PC computing, so if you happen to be on this blog and aren’t an owner of one of these new-aged devices then it’s a helpful read anyway. Give it a thorough rundown, stay safe and know that with enough information, proactive action and know-how, all smartphones are created equally (in terms of security, anyway).