Malware is no longer a threat that is exclusive to desktop operating systems. The RSA 2012 CYBERCRIME TRENDS REPORT white paper stated that 2011 marked the year of new advanced threats on a global basis. In 2012, cybercriminals are finding new and innovative ways to monetize non-financial data, while hacktivism is on the rise. They predict that “InfoStealers” for the mobile platform will emerge with Trojans that are designed to “keylog touch-screen input and monitor data traffic through the mobile device.”
The RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) reports that Zeus is responsible for 80% of all attacks against financial institutions and estimates the financial loss at over $1 billion in global losses since 2007.
Mobile malware is rising fast, infecting nearly 13 million phones in the world during this year’s first half, up 177 percent from the same period a year ago, according to Beijing-based security vendor NetQin.
NetQin also detected almost 3.9 million phones in China being infected with money-stealing malware that sends out text messages to trigger fee-based mobile services. The high number of infections would likely translate into the malware’s creators netting 3.9 million yuan (US$616,533) each day (+ 225 million US dollars in one year). –Michael Kan, IDG News
The Cocoon iOS full-service mobile security and privacy app is now available at the App Store and will shield your personal information and online transactions from potential network sniffers, hacks, or other digital exposures – even in WiFi hotspots. You also have the option of blocking web tracking from online advertising, including Google and Facebook.
Some key features to notice on the GetCocoon iOS app include:
1-Eliminates Tracking: Cocoon encrypted browsing keeps your personal information, location, and IP
address private. Websites can only see Cocoon, not your computer.
2-History portability from device to device: Cocoon provides instant access to browsing history from
the desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, or any other device connected to Cocoon’s free service.
3-Mailslots: Cocoon’s disposable mailboxes help protect email from SPAM and phishing by letting
users manage, read, or create mailslots (unique, automated email addresses) on-the-fly with any
4-Protection from viruses: Cocoon serves as a barricade, protecting user devices from malicious
software, pre-scanning wanted downloads, and blocking unwanted downloads.
5-SSL protection on every network connection: Securely connect to the web, protecting passwords
and purchases even on public WiFi and cellular connections.
The Cocoon Team!