Tag Archive: mobile devices

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Young Adults Most Likely to Lose a Phone, Making Them Top Targets for Mobile Hackers

In the past year, over one-in-four young Internet users have lost their devices (17%) or had their devices stolen (13%), with a third losing access to their online accounts, or suffering from a loss of data privacy as a result. According to the research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, young users lose devices more frequently than older adults.

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Snapchat is fastest growing mobile chat app among youth in PH

Short-form videos are fast gaining popularity as more mobile apps with this capability continue to rise. Digital natives contribute to this increase as they spend extra time viewing videos on their mobile devices. Apps like Snapchat benefit from this growing habit evidenced by its subscriber base now at 100 million, around the world.

Kaspersky Lab_Mobile Virusology

The Volume of New Mobile Malware Tripled in 2015

The volume of malware targeting users of mobile devices grew more than three times in 2015, compared to 2014. The most dangerous threats in 2015 were ransomware, malware capable of obtaining unlimited rights on an infected device, and data stealers, including financial malware. These are main findings of the annual Mobile Virusology report prepared by the Kaspersky Lab Anti-malware Research group.