Internet and mobile security expert BullGuard advises that malicious attacks could be even more prevalent and certainly more varied in 2013, and urges users to stay one step ahead by knowing how third parties are changing their methods of attack to more effectively target personal data.
With devices such as smartphones and tablets becoming ever more prevalent, malicious parties now have more ways to steal data, and with many users slow to adopt security measures for their new devices, it’s more important than ever to be aware of the nature of new threats.
Looking back at 2012′s tech developments, threat evolution and statistics on consumer behaviour, BullGuard presents its top five threats for 2013 to help users stay ahead of the game.
Prediction #1: More mobile malware than ever before, Android the main target
With Android’s popularity booming – it is now globally the most popular operating system for smartphones and tablets with over 1 million new devices activated daily – we can expect to see it being targeted in increasing numbers in 2013.
Due to Android’s open-source nature it’s easier for cybercriminals to find and exploit platform flaws, and at the same time Android apps can be put up for download on
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