2011 saw the first viruses aimed at targeting Google’s Android mobile phones. Unlike Apple’s carefully controlled iPhone environment, the Android operating system is a little more “free and easy” when it comes to publishing apps. This has led to malicious apps appearing in non-Google approved app stores, which is worrying considering how much personal information most people will store on their mobile phone.
Gartner again predicts that by 2014, over 3 billion of the world’s population will be able to transact electronically via mobile or internet technology. It is this kind of data that the creators of viruses will want to get their hands on. Many security and antivirus companies are releasing products to help secure mobile devices