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Mobile security technology provides a malware protection boost

A new form of tech developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers is simple but effective.

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have now come up with a new form of mobile security protection that uses certain simple but highly effective techniques that are able to stop sophisticated malware from sneaking their way into smartphones in order to attack them.

The development of this type of protection against mobile malware has become vitally important.

As well over half of all American adults now have smartphones, mobile security has become critical to providing protection against malware and other forms of cyber attack. While it is well recognized that computers such as laptops and desktops require this type of protection – typically in the form of firewalls and antivirus programs – many mobile device owners don’t realize how vulnerable their smartphones truly are. Moreover many of the apps that are available to protect devices take up too much space and require too much power.

This new mobile security technology has been developed to overcome those problems for improved protection.

Mobile Security - Malware ProtectionThe new form of mobile malware defense technology was revealed in St. Louis at the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications. As smartphones become more important and more commonplace, they have become prime targets to people who would seek to use them for malicious activities. This has caused an explosion in malware that can enter into mobile devices by way of any number of sources.

Primarily, this involves hidden malicious codes buried inside downloaded apps. Once they have been installed into mobile technology devices, there are various ways in which it can then exploit the gadget. This can include learning sensitive personal information about the user, taking over the camera to spy on the user, or even making premium rate phone calls without the user ever being aware that this is occurring.

It may even activate the NFC (near field communication technology) in the device for an entirely new form of mobile security problem – scanning for nearby credit cards that are NFC enabled for contactless payments. The researchers have come up with a way to more effectively block this type of digital invasion.

Mobile security solution introduced by Kaspersky

Mobile Security platformKaspersky unveils new mobile security platform for businesses

Kaspersky Lab, a leading security software developer, has unveiled its latest generation of security solutions that are designed to address the challenges businesses face in the mobile space. Mobile security has become a major issue for much of the business world. More people are relying on their smart phones and tablets to access corporate information, which puts such information at risk because many of these mobile devices feature lackluster security measures of their own. Kaspersky Lab is working to solve this problem.

Endpoint Security for Business provides IT administrators with new security tools

Kaspersky has built a new mobile security platform it calls Endpoint Security for Business. The platform is designed to specifically counter the threats imposed by advanced malware and cybercrime. It is also designed to be simple to use in order to dispel some of the complexity that goes into mobile security for businesses. The platform allows IT administrators to protect the information that is being accessed by smart phones and tablets, allowing this information to be accessed in a more secure manner.

Platform boasts of many innovative features

The platform allows for individual files, folders, and full-disks to be encrypted using Kaspersky’s encryption technology. It also provides a multitude of tools designed to give IT administrators control over the various security features associated with databases. These tools allow administrators to change the security protocols of protected information, making them more or less secure as necessary.

Companies still struggling with mobile security

Mobile security continues to be a problematic issue for businesses around the world. New security measures are being introduced at a rapid pace, but hackers seem to always be one step ahead. Mobile technology has proven to be a boon in many industries, but it has also opened up businesses to risks that they did not face in the past. Some of these businesses have been struggling to keep up with the ever evolving threats of the digital world. Kaspersky Lab has, fortunately, been there to help these businesses become more secure.