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SnoopWall Warns: Beware of Android Malware

July 31, 2013

New Studies Find Remote Access to Android on the Rise

LAS VEGAS and NASHUA, N.H., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — From the Black Hat USA 2013 Conference, SnoopWall (http://www.snoopwall.com) the world’s first counterveillance security software company today issued a public advisory warning Android device users of the increase in the number of malicious apps now flooding the market. Gary Miliefsky, Founder and President of SnoopWall commented:

“The enormous popularity of the Android platform has provided cyber criminals and malware developers with a huge audience of potential victims. In fact, malware villains are now promoting their apps under the guise of virus protection software that unsuspecting users install.”

SnoopWall’s warning is independently validated by alarming research published last week in the Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report – Q2 2013 which reported a sixfold increase in the number of Android malware samples and a projection that 10% of home networks and over 0.5% of mobile devices were infected with malware, both increases from the previous quarter.

Once infected with malware, information such as credit card numbers, bank account routing information, and other private information can be retrieved by cyber criminals. Beyond the negative impact on consumer users of Androids, malware also threatens the data security of enterprises increasingly adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. With 70% of respondents to IBM’s 2012 Tech Trends Report planning to increase spending on mobile devices in the coming two years, the challenges of mobile malware go beyond the IT department, with direct impact on business security and processes.

The SnoopWall product family will be available shortly, starting with the Android version due to the alarming rate of malware growth on this platform, which has jumped 614%, in a single year, followed by others including Apple iOS and Windows. These products help consumers regain control of their privacy and address the limitations of conventional antivirus and firewall software. SnoopWall uniquely blocks new malware by proactively protecting high-risk data ports including webcam, microphone, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth and much more.

About SnoopWall
SnoopWall is the world’s first counterveillance software company focused on helping consumers and enterprises protect their privacy on all of their computing devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Built upon revolutionary, patent-pending technology, SnoopWall’s software is proudly made in the United States of America. To learn more about SnoopWall, visit us online at http://www.snoopwall.com

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