at April 29,2015
Trend Micro is trading fear for money. I know samrtphones are vulnerable but no to this level. App stores are now more vigilant about the malicious apps and are doing a perfect check before they add them to the store. Also author identity has become a top priority now the app store people which helps in tracing back the culprit in case of any misc activity of an app.
at May 07,2015
This kind of technology has been for a while. When I worked with SF, they were able to upload malicious payloads to cell phone way before the android markey and app stores even existed. Still, this has been a very interesting turn of events due to the innovations and emerging of new technology and capabilities. I wonder if any mobile apps have been created to actually steal biometric data or passcodes. For example, a keylogger that would steal the credentials of a user placing the Android or iOS password then have the phone send an SMS text to the attacker who could then use it to remotely access the phone or if they gained possession of it, use it to steal other data or access to mobile banking apps, etc...
at June 07,2015
It was only a matter of time when cybercrime would reach from laptops and desktops to smartphones. Today, smartphones are widely used and store data from almost every aspect of our lives. Gaining access to this data is like hitting a jackpot for criminals. I personally have become more and more aware of the risks of losing my privacy when using a cellphone and even more after watching this video. I also think that believing iOS users are safer than the Android users when it comes to malware is a false sense of security and every smartphone user should take protecting their smartphones very seriously.
at July 06,2015
I think that smart phones can be ripe for all sorts of cybercrime and potential hacking. First, the smartphone keeps track of your GPS. In addition, hackers can hack into your phone's microphone and camera. There are a number of vulnerabilities with smartphones that we aren't even aware of. In addition, with the NSA revelations, we know that the NSA was hacking into people's smartphones and stealing data. Obviously, we take encryption for granted, but with the latest revelations, it might be best for companies to invest more in encryption!
at July 10,2015
Very informative video! I knew that malware existed however, I wasn't aware of the ways the criminals used to get it into a smartphone. I think anyone with a smartphone should think twice about the things they access from their phones and also what they download. Our information becomes easier and easier to access and we must understand how to protect and prevent criminals from obtaining it.