How Zombie Phones Could Create a Gigantic, Mobile Botnet

Zombie Phone

Seen "World War Z" recently? Your mobile phone might soon be infected and become a zombie.

You've heard of botnets — thousands of malware-infested PCs, "owned" by bad guys that pump out spam and DDoS attacks, often unbeknownst to their owners. For the past decade, botnets have mostly been a problem for the PC world.

But, according to a Juniper new report on mobile malware, it may not be long before we start seeing botnets built out of an increasingly sophisticated type of device: cell phones.

"It's only a matter of time before that's pervasive," said Karim Toubba, a vice president at Juniper Networks. Mobile malware is skyrocketing, which means you need to be careful what you tap on these days. The bad guys send phishing attacks to your phone and if you tap on these, your Android phone will be infected. Some security awareness training is no luxury.  THINK BEFORE YOU TAP !

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