Do you see mobile malware becoming a dangerous trend for BYOD?

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In a recent report, FortiGuard Labs has seen a 30% uptick in mobile malware and is tracking over 250,000 unique malicious Android samples, along with 300 unique malicious Android families. The company says while BYOD is still a fast-growing trend, malware could affect both an employee's device and the enterprise network itself. Do you see mobile malware becoming a dangerous trend for BYOD?
ASKED: August 7, 2013  6:58 PM
UPDATED: August 11, 2013  2:29 PM

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Of course it can be a threat but not the big deal that many make such problems out to be if you have reasonable BYOD controls around your devices. (ha!)

I agree with what Avast says in this recent blog post:

http://blog.avast.com/2013/08/08/the-truth-about-mobile-phones-malware/

Careless people, non-existent passwords, and the ensuing physical gaffes are mobile’s biggest enemies.

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  • bhannah
    As an IT Professional everyone should be terrified of BYOD.  Most, but not all the people that use the mobile devices don't care that they are not secure and are easily hacked. (The flood of celebrity pictures on the web) Most of the people will disable or not apply the security to the mobile devices because they say that it interferes with the device.   I have seen to many viruses passed on to me from mobile devices because of poor or no existent security.  The person says, that they did not do that, but they sent you a virus infected file. 
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