Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Mobile

6/30/2016
09:25 AM
50%
50%

One iPhone In Every Large Company Infected With Malware

Four percent of all mobile devices in big enterprises have malware installed but network threat to mobile phones bigger, says report.

Mobile security firm Skycure says organizations with more than 200 iOS or Android mobile devices are most likely to have at least one piece of equipment infected with malware and that 4% of all mobile devices have malware installed. Based on findings in its third Mobile Threat Intelligence Report, Skycure discovered that in large enterprises, 3% of all iOS devices have malware installed while 5.7% of all Android devices are infected.

The report was formulated from a study between January and March 2016 of both unmanaged mobile devices and those managed by security management.

The research, which also found mobile ransomware on the rise, stated businesses were seen to carry more than three unique varieties of malware with Android phones having a greater range. It also highlighted threats from third-party app stores and said that 19% of enterprise Android phones allowed downloading from these, thus exposing them to malware. Google Play, it said, was the safest store for Android apps.

However, malware is not the biggest threat to enterprise mobile devices. According to the report, only 13% of mobile incidents were from malware, while fully 70% of incidents were network-based. 

See more details here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
paulno
50%
50%
paulno,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/6/2016 | 11:38:26 AM
Companies control but they must inform as well
The problem is that we can't control everything users do with their mobile. Reality is that people keep on downloading dozens and dozens of apps from anywhere, especially on profesionnal phones as they consider it's safer than on their own one :). You know, they didn't buy it... And nearly 100% of them think, but I understand this, app stores like Play or Itunes are completely safe and then they can trust anything coming from there. It's necessary to install security solutions of course but company MUST also prevent wrong comportments and inform their employees.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2016 | 1:10:56 PM
MDM
Have MDM solutions been effective in reducing threats to corporate mobile devices or not really?
JamesP485
50%
50%
JamesP485,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/30/2016 | 11:18:18 AM
Which malware variants?
The malware infection stats are interesting (and perhaps provocative), but it's both helpful and important to know which variants are "thriving in the wild" so that the methods of infection can be investigated and addressed. It might also be useful to include regional information insofar as a great deal of mobile malware has a specific "geographic focus" that can be relevant, as well.
Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, Okta,  12/4/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Navigating the Deluge of Security Data
In this Tech Digest, Dark Reading shares the experiences of some top security practitioners as they navigate volumes of security data. We examine some examples of how enterprises can cull this data to find the clues they need.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-16772
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-07
The serialize-to-js NPM package before version 3.0.1 is vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS). It does not properly mitigate against unsafe characters in serialized regular expressions. This vulnerability is not affected on Node.js environment since Node.js's implementation of RegExp.prototype.to...
CVE-2019-9464
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In various functions of RecentLocationApps.java, DevicePolicyManagerService.java, and RecognitionService.java, there is an incorrect warning indicating an app accessed the user's location. This could dissolve the trust in the platform's permission system, with no additional execution privileges need...
CVE-2019-2220
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In checkOperation of AppOpsService.java, there is a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to mishandling application suspend. This could lead to local information disclosure no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVers...
CVE-2019-2221
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In hasActivityInVisibleTask of WindowProcessController.java there?s a possible bypass of user interaction requirements due to incorrect handling of top activities in INITIALIZING state. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction ...
CVE-2019-2222
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
n ihevcd_parse_slice_data of ihevcd_parse_slice.c, there is a possible out of bounds write due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to remote code execution with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android-8.0 Android...