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Awareness on mobile security required among the users

Sanjay Katkar, Joint MD and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies

 

"The situation is quite alarming, mostly due to the low awareness about the need for adequate security amongst mobile users. The increase in the number of mobile-based threats such as Banking Trojans and cryptomining attacks is indicative of a growing shift towards exploiting vulnerable mobile devices to compromise sensitive personal information"

 

Adware have also become a prominent threat, with cybercriminals leveraging them aggressively to display ads to users and generate more revenue. What’s particularly alarming about adware, despite being seemingly harmless, is that they have the capability to collect device info like IMEI, phone number, bookmarks etc. This information can then be leveraged to launch highly-targeted spear phishing and social engineering attacks,” explains Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies. 

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