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Malware Calendar Wallpaper for June 2011

David
Kaspersky Lab Expert
Posted June 01, 15:35  GMT
Tags: History of Malware
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Here's the latest of our malware wallpaper calendars.


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This month marks the anniversary of the appearance of Cabir, the first malware for mobile phones. This worm - a proof-of-concept worm created by 'Vallez', a member of the virus writing group 29A - was designed to infect devices running the Symbian operating system and to spread using Bluetooth.

Mobile malware has come a long way since then.

  • There are now thousands of mobile threats.
  • Mobile malware is no longer proof-of-concept.
  • Like PC-based malware, most of today's threats are designed to steal money.
  • There are threats targeting most mobile operating systems. But the majority are cross-platform, Java-based threats.

On top of this, the use of smartphones has increased massively. And we're all doing so much more with them - at home, at work, or both. As a result, they hold so much more confidential data; and the risk of data leakage from lost or stolen handsets is far greater than at any time in the past.

We all need to be very clear: that's a computer in our pockets or bags - not just a telephone!


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