17.5% of people living in cities of 1 million populations and above all over the world own a desktop, laptop, smarphones and tablets. 54.7% own a smartphone and several personal computers while 20.5 own a tablet and several personal computers; according to a recent worldwide study by “O+K” conducted in association with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions.
2012 will see cybercriminals writing mobile malware that primarily targets Google Android. We expect to see an increasing number of attacks exploiting vulnerabilities as well as the first mobile drive-by attacks. There will be more and more cases where malware is uploaded to official app stores, primarily to Android Market. Mobile espionage will become widespread; this will include stealing data from mobile phones, and tracking people using their telephones and geolocation services.
Kaspersky Lab recently introduced Kaspersky One, a multi-platform, user-centric Universal Security solution that brings comprehensive protection for the wide range of personal devices, starting from personal computers and notebooks and all the way to smartphones and tablets.