We’re all pretty aware of the constant spying by advertisers and secret government agency, but we’re just not really sure exactly what all that spying does. It’s fairly obvious how advertisers would like to use our information, but what is malware are how does it harm our devices?
According to the infographic below, 32% of malware will collect user data for profit, like advertising while 23% is intended to disable a device. Only a small margin, 2%, is intended to be used for ransom or blackmail.
One unrelated bit of information about mobile privacy is also included. Did you know that autocorrect is making us all terrible spellers? 65% of users cannot spell necessary. Luckily, as long as we have our smartphones and autocorrect, correct spelling isn’t a necessity for written communication.