Banking Apps on Android Phones Most At Risk of Virus

Banking applications on Android phones are most vulnerable to cyber crime, the chief executive and co-founder of Russian anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday.

Eugene Kaspersky said 99 percent of mobile attacks are towards Android-based phones, since Apple has strict controls and does not allow third-party applications.

The most disturbing trend in cyber attacks was a growing shift to mobile devices from computers and a major cyber attack using mobile phones was bound to happen since cellular users are not properly protected, he told Reuters.

“I expect something really bad to happen to change people’s minds and awareness,” he said, noting that it took the Chernobyl virus in 1998 for people to properly protect their computers.

via Banking apps on Android phones most at risk of virus: Kaspersky – chicagotribune.com.

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