Great Infographic with Sobering Stats on Mobile Malware and User Ignorance

Over half (53%) of smartphone users say they are unaware that there is security software available for smartphones according to research by security company BullGuard, a shocking data point when mobile malware is skyrocketing.

In just the first six months of 2011, malware aimed at the most vulnerable platform, Android, has grown by 400% according to BullGuard, but that isn’t to say that Symbian, Apple or Windows Mobile users are safe.

The company has just released a new infographic titled Mobile Malware: – The Growing Threat of Smartphone Hackers & What You Need to Know’ that gives a great overview of the landscape of mobile malware, the lack of awareness about mobile threats among consumers, and what to expect for the second half of this year and into 2012 (the news isn’t great).

By the time you’ve finished scanning through the infographic, you may just be persuaded to install the mobile security software smartphones now desperately need.

Linda

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