With the increasing popularity of mobile devices like iPhones and Android-based phones, we are beginning to see targeted malware, raising the question, do we need anti-malware for our mobile devices? Enterprise was prompted to write an article on this topic as a result of the Android game Tap Snake which was reported to be spyware.
It appears the mobile anti-malware market is fairly immature:
I took to the opportunity to test a few of the anti-malware apps available on the market: antivirus free from droidSecurity, Lookout, Symantec‘s Norton Mobile Security for Android beta, and Smobile. I was also going to try SmrtGuard, but I couldn’t get the app to activate before Tap Snake was removed from Android Market. Of those four apps, only one detected Tap Snake as a potential threat.
The article goes on to say that tightly controlling what apps can be loaded onto mobile devices may all enterprises need at this time.
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