Mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily lives, as both powerful business tools and family-oriented entertainment platforms. However, rapid adoption of these devices has also left mobile users highly vulnerable. Platforms are diverse and consumers are unaware of the dangers posed by rogue applications and URLs. At the same time, cybercriminals are increasingly taking advantage of the gaps in mobile security and sheer scale of this mass market opportunity using mobile devices to spread malicious code and steal personal, financial data; or profit from sending Premium SMS, calling Premium numbers then covering their tracks, without a user’s consent or knowledge.
According to internal estimates, more than 32.8 Million Android devices around the world were infected with malware in 2011. NQ Mobile’s flagship application, NQ Mobile Security, was developed to protect smartphone from such attacks, detecting and deleting viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats before users even know they exist.
NQ Mobile security also helps users protect their personal and financial data, keeps their devices running at optimum speed, backs up and restores contacts, and even alarms/locates, locks and deletes information from lost or stolen phones using another mobile device or NQ Mobile web dashboard. NQ Mobile Security’s cloud-based database is the world’s largest catalog of mobile threat intelligence in existence, containing well over one billion risk assessed and rated URLs and 1,400,000 mobile applications. Today, this database is responsible for first detecting and resolving over 75% of all new mobile threats. Every NQ Mobile Security user forms part of the company’s global security cloud. With no effort on their part, consumers constantly contribute new non-attributable security knowledge that helps NQ to detect virus samples, malicious URLs, and other threats.