There is a good news for the owners of Windows Phones as there smartphones are safe from a malware that can gain access to your phone and control it. All other mobile operating platforms are vulnerable to this malware except Windows Phone mobile OS from Microsoft.
George Kurtz, the Chief Executive and Co-founder of CrowdStrike, has reported that he has discovered a new Webkit malware vulnerability that has the capability to affect the functioning of every Android and iOS based device, and most BlackBerry devices. He further elaborates, “This malware vulnerability can bypass mobile security software and could turn devices into mobile spy centers, sending every text, e-mail, sound and video file to a remote location.”
Webkit runs on all mobile operating systems except for Windows Phone, a single bug in one HTML rendering could result in worst consequences. And, the slow speed with which bugs are patched in the mobile market adds to the risk. According to Kurtz, this vulnerability could be used to steal information out of the enterprise, and fall into the hands of other businesses or cyber criminals.
George Kurtz will be presenting his findings and conducting a demonstration of the vulnerability at the RSA security show in San Francisco in the last week of March 2012.