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Virus


A computer program that can replicate itself and move from one computer to another without assistance from (or knowledge of) the user.
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Unsecured WiFi


Wireless connectivity that does not use any type of encryption (WEP/WPA) to protect data as it travels through the air between a device and the wireless access point. Data transmitted through an unsec [..]
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Web-based threat


Because mobile devices are often constantly connected to the Internet and are used to access web-based services, web-based threats that affect PCs can also present issues for mobile devices, such as p [..]
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Toll Fraud


Malware that sends premium-rate SMS from your device, incurring charges on your phone bill. Some Toll Fraud malware may trick you into agreeing to murky Terms of Service, while others can send premium [..]
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Third-party app store


A marketplace that sells or distributes mobile apps that is not operated by Apple (for iOS) or Google (for Android devices).
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Surveillanceware


Designed to capture and transmit discreet and sensitive user information such SMS messages, voicemails or phone conversations. Differs from spyware by targeting specific individuals or organizations.
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Spyware


Designed to gather data about a large group of users, spyware collects or transmits sensitive data about a user without their knowledge or consent. Such data can often includes phone logs, text messag [..]
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Smartphone


A general term used to describe any phone that is built using a mobile computing platform. Most smartphones, including the iPhone and Android phones, use data access over WiFi or broadband networks to [..]
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SIM card


A small chip used to identify and authenticate a user so that their device can access a mobile network. These removable chips can be moved from device to device to enable a user to access the same wir [..]
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Sideloading


Installing applications from a third party application distributor, not the Google Play app store.
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