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Major Virus Vectors for SmartphonesApps, especially ones you load from outside of official app stores, may carry malicious code and viruses. Mobile anti-virus and anti-malware applications help cut down on infections, although zero day viruses get around this protection until the virus definitions are updated. Teach employees to only download and install apps from trusted sources and official websites, instead of third-party sites.
Unsecured wireless networks and Bluetooth connections are another way for malicious code to get injected on employee devices. Security settings on Android and iOS prevent devices from automatically connecting to untrusted networks. MMS messages with attachments also provide another way for hackers to get viruses onto the system, according to Qresolve. When employees are careful about what message attachments they open, they cut down on the amount of virus vectors to keep their smartphones more secure.