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4th Week ECSM: Mobile Malware

The fourth and final week of ECSM is dedicated to Mobile Malware.

Published on October 24, 2016

About Mobile Malware

Mobile malware is malicious software which targets mobile devices.

We increasingly depend on mobile devices. Cybercriminals use this to their advantage, to get access to information and money, or to just do harm, while also developing a number of threats which are particularly designed to operate on mobile platforms.

The main threats include: use and download of apps, mobile banking malware, mobile ransomware, web-based threats, and unsecure Wi-Fi connections.

How to protect yourself

  • Install apps from trusted sources only
  • Don’t click on links or attachments in unsolicited emails or text messages
  • Log out of sites after you have made a payment
  • Keep your operating system and apps updated
  • Turn off Wi-Fi, location services and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Avoid giving out personal information
  • Don’t jailbreak your device
  • Back up your data
  • Install a mobile security app

Material on Mobile Malware

Detailed material on mobile malware in over twenty (20) languages, including infographics, info-sheets with tips to businesses and users, and videos, are available on Europol EC3 website and take a look at the Mobile malware video.

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Workshop on Mobile Malware

As part of the Cyber Security Month, a course has been organized in collaboration with the Cyber Crime Unit of Greece and ENISA. The topic of the session, coincides with the Mobile Malware theme of the week promoted by Europol.

This is a closed event for members of Greek law enforcement.


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