The trend to try and infect Android devices is growing at an alarming rate. A good practice is to avoid opening up unexpected emails and email attachments, as well as downloading the coolest and fanciest software from unknown authors.
A recent article in Virus Bulletin SMS trojan targets Android users in eight western countries explains that while Google defends a position of these kinds of reports possibly overly-exaggerated Android infection rates for mobile devices, it is clear that an ever growing rate has lead to a lot of concern about these device in the enterprise. Google’s Chris DiBona (who is a terrific open source advocate) defends Android (and open source) being LESS INSECURE that hyped in his blog posting. The report also cites an industry expert from antivirus software vendor Trend Micro Rik Ferguson countering Chris’s point.
There is a lot of hope for Android devices, but finding the products that can protect the enterprise vs waste enterprise money can be difficult to navigate. Contact Menlo Technical today and have us review your mobile workforce security policies.