Mobile malware is a type of malicious software that is specifically designed to target mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. It intends to gain unauthorized access to the device, steal personal information, or perform other malicious actions without the knowledge or consent of the user. Examples of mobile malware include viruses, trojans, spyware, and adware.
Mobile malware typically works by exploiting vulnerabilities in the operating system or specific apps on a mobile device. Once it gains access to the device, mobile malware can perform multiple malicious actions like:
Mobile malware can be spread through a variety of means, such as malicious apps, text messages, email attachments, or by visiting compromised websites. Once installed, it can run in the background and evade detection by hiding its icon and disguising its process name.