Mobile devices are an integral part of our personal and professional lives. However, rapid adoption of these devices has left mobile users highly vulnerable. Most consumers remain unaware of the increasing number of mobile threats, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of this mass market opportunity to spread malicious code, steal personal and financial data and profit by sending Premium SMS messages 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 2012 – a 200 percent increase over 2011.NQ Mobile’s flagship application, NQ Mobile Security (NQMS), was developed to protect smartphones from such attacks, detecting and deleting viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats before they inflict damage.
The mostly widely-used app of its type, NQMS features all the tools to protect smarphone users’ data and devices. The app’s superior performance comes through NQ Mobile Security’s cloud-based database, the world’s largest catalog of mobile threat intelligence in existence. Every NQ MS user also forms part of the company’s global security cloud, so 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.
• NQ Mobile’s “Cloud+Client” technology combines information from more than 372 million registered user accounts with insights from a dedicated global research team over 250 experts around the world.
• NQ Mobile has over 30 proprietary core technologies and mobile information security patents along with a team of security experts who proactively monitoring the mobile landscape for new malware threats and hacking methods.
• NQMS’ proprietary RiskRank technology uses a unique two-step method of discovering malware in the app market - before it affects user’s phone. RiskRank identifies apps with risky behavior, which is much more accurate in identifying patterns of seemingly innocent API uses that can actually be malware.
With the proliferation of inexpensive smartphones and unlimited data plans, consumers are downloading more apps, surfing the web more often, increasingly using social media forms of communications – and becoming more attractive targets for scammers and malware developers.
Thanks to NQMS, consumers all around the world can rest assured that their mobile experiences will be safe.