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Mobile malware: more frequent, more diverse, and more platforms

Mobile malware is still growing significantly: the number of unique samples of malware has been growing almost continuously throughout the year. By the end of 2016, over 19 million unique samples of malicious Android apps had been collected and analyzed, almost twice as much as in 2015. The number and diversity of mobile threats increases along with the number of devices and the advances in technologie that power these mobile devices. That is the most important conclusion from Trend Micro’s Mobile Threat Landscape Report. Continue reading

Pokémon Go: popularity comes at a price

What are the risks associated with Pokemon Go?Pokémon Go has become a global phenomenon. Everywhere you look, someone is trying to catch a Jigglypuff or gather Razzberries from the nearest Pokestop. The popular phone app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, is leading a generation of people to try to be the very best – along with being something fun and new for younger gamers, it’s bringing the nostalgia factor to older players who remember their very first encounter with Professor Oak.

But there may be an Ekans in the grass waiting to bite the ankles of unsuspecting trainers. Popularity often comes with a price, and this time, that price is the attention of cyber criminals. Continue reading