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6/30/2016
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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. 

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paulno
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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.
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6/30/2016 | 1:10:56 PM
MDM
Have MDM solutions been effective in reducing threats to corporate mobile devices or not really?
JamesP485
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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.
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