Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.


Mobile malware

Mobile malware

Malware on mobile devices

“Mobile malware” refers to malware on mobile devices. Countermeasures for information security in this context are called mobile security.

Mobile malware can endanger the company’s IT security, especially in BYOD scenarios. Here, iPhones with jailbreak or rooted Android smartphones in particular are a security risk and possible point of attack for cybercrime such as ransomware.

Mobile malware types

Mobile malware can be divided into three types:

  • viruses,
  • worms, and
  • Trojans

Mobile malware: Web links