A recent Avast analysis on over 160 million mobile devices proves that mobile cybercrime is on the rise.
Avast unveiled new data today that shows a 40% surge in cyberattacks on Android smartphones and tablets. We have addressed these concerns with updates to both Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus and AVG Antivirus mobile apps, now combining the best of each brand’s mobile threat-detection technology in one strong engine.
The Avast app now allows users to protect photos and personal data with extra security layers, while—always a plus—enhancing the phone’s battery life. The updated AVG app provides enhanced protection from theft, unwanted calls, and privacy intrusion through apps that over-collect data. In addition, AVG users can also keep their phones running at peak performance with a new cleaning feature.
Key findings from Avast
Avast’s research is based on the data collected from threats targeting over 160 million mobile users. The results reveal an increase of 40% in mobile cyberattacks, going from an average of 1.2 million to 1.7 million attacks per month. Threat analysts tracked an average of 788 variations of viruses per month, up 22.2% from Q2/2016. The findings also show that the top three mobile threats from Q2/2017 were:
Malware and other cyberthreats are no longer only aimed at computers. With the increasing sophistication in cybercrime, next-gen cybersecurity is essential to protect your laptop, desktop, IoT devices, and especially your mobile devices. Don’t risk it. Update your Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus or AVG Antivirus mobile app today.
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