Are You Protected From Smartphone Hackers? [Infographic]

Do you think it’s safe to access sensitive date on your mobile phone? Perhaps you should think again.

“Do you think it’s safe to access sensitive date on your mobile phone?  Perhaps you should think again,” warns an infographic about mobile malware.  The threat of smartphone hackers is on the rise and internet security and antivirus software provider BullGuard has got you covered with a brand new infographic on ‘Mobile Malware & What You Need To Know.’

What is malware?  According to BullGuard, “Malware is software with a malicious purpose.  It may be designed to disable your phone, remotely control your device, or steal valuable information.”  And it is becoming more and more common.  The infographic reveals that in 2010 there was nearly 50 times as much malware as there was in 2005.

The infographic explores the real dangers of malware, how malware affects mobile devices, and more.  Apparently, a lot of users aren’t even aware that security software is available for smartphones.  24 percent of mobile users bank from their phones, yet most of them don’t have any security measures in place.  Talk about scary business.

Check out the infographic below and feel free to share your thoughts with us.  Are you protecting yourself from smartphone hackers?  You may want to after taking a look at this.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.