Mobility

Consequences of Botnets Spreading to Mobile Devices

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Botnets represent a serious security threat on the Internet. Current security mechanism are typically inadequate for protecting against the latest breed of botnets, as botherders constantly develop new techniques and methods to frustrate investigators. Until recently, mobile networks have been relatively isolated from the Internet, so there has been little need for protecting against botnets. However, this situation is rapidly changing. Mobile networks are now well integrated with the Internet, so that threats on the Internet most likely will migrate over to the mobile networks and vice versa. Botnets of malware injected into mobile devices will probably appear very soon, and there are already signs of this happening.