"The tel Android will be the major target of the attacks. The malicious codes and banking Trojans continue to be a threat for Internet users. Tips and recommendations"
At the same time that increases Internet browsing through mobile devices, are growing threats from hackers on them. According to a study by ESET Latin America, in 2012, the interest of the cybercriminals in infringing phones will address, especially those with Android.
"Android is one of the objectives privileged developers of malicious code, warned the Coordinator of the research, Sebastián Bortnik, who compared the vulnerability of the operating system of Windows XP. Microsoft software proved to be extremely permeable to leaks and viruses.
"In spite of the difference between the world of mobile phones and desktops as to quantity of devices and threats, today the creators of malicious applications are finding Android many characteristics that years ago found in Windows XP", said.
Downloads from the Android Market are a risk, as they may be the main way of intrusion of the virus, as it was the case with the Droid Dream, a malware installed to perform application downloads. 250 000 People were affected.
On the other hand, in 2012 will be also more codes malicious, capable of infringing the systems of signed digital that protects electronic documents and digital messages of counterfeiting and theft.
Malware, less sophisticated, as the so-called worms and Trojans are a daily threat, as they are today. "They are, for example, banking Trojans family Qhost to run on the system, modifying a text file that the attacker steal banking credentials from users", says Bortnik.
Social networks, with misleading links, may jeopardize separate. It is a recurring sharing message in bulk with directions to unreliable websites.
-Keep your antivirus updated, AVG or McCafee may be a good option. Schedule weekly checks.
-Never click on links sent by person’s unknown or received on suspicious messages. Not indiscriminately open links shared in their social networks. Pay attention to the tone in which they are written, generally bear no relation to the modes of the issuer, because they tend to be developed in other countries or armed with a translator.
-Review the rating and the comments of the mobile phone applications prior to download it. Antivirus for smartphones is not really necessary.
-Use C Cleaner though not recommended to everyone but shall keep the drives clean of extra material usually hidden bundle of viruses.
-For Gamers a suggestion to update drivers as the old ones are easily hacked and can turn the hardware Bios upside down.
-Use online download able software’s which can be bought via internet and from safer platforms like Steam and Raptor.
Have a very Happy Upcoming New Year 2012.