Virus attack on smartphones increases

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Feb 9: The annual report published by the security firm McAfee found that the virus attack on mobile phones increased by 46 percent in 2010.

McAfee said in their report that hackers and developers of malwares are shifting their focus from computers to smartphones, which are more easy for hacking. McAfee added that malware attack on Google Android devices and Apple iPhones have increased.

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With the increasing popularity of Android mobiles, malicious started to concentrate on Android powered devices. McAfee found a new Google Android malware in 2010 that will cause major threat to the personal details stored on the phones.

The Google Android application malware will take the control of the phone and will start sending text messages to the preloaded numbers set by the hackers.

McAfee also reported new malware apps that can spy on smartphones. These virus can record calls, steal personal information and send SMS to hackers. McAfee also added that hackers are still targeting Nokia's Symbian operating system as it is the most used mobile OS in the world.

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