Day 9 – Malicious Mobile Applications

 

 

Description

In McAfee’s 12 Scams of Christmas blog we noted that these are mobile apps designed to steal information from smartphones, or send out expensive text messages without a user’s consent. Dangerous apps are usually offered for free, and masquerade as fun applications, such as games. For example, last year, 4.6 million Android smartphone users downloaded a suspicious wallpaper app that collected and transmitted user data to a site in China.

 

 

 

Contest

The revolution of apps have made our lives easier and more entertaining to accompany our increased smartphone usage. Do you know where those apps are coming from? How can companies ensure their employees are mobile protected?

Send us a 2-3 sentence response by 5pm pacific @ theplace@mcafee.com to enter today's contest for an Amazon Kindle.

 

 

 

 

Contest Details and Conditions

  • Contest runs from Tuesday, December 13 at 10am through Friday, December 23 at 5pm PST.
  • Each day's entries will qualify for one of 9 Kindle prizes
  • Participants must be current McAfee customers to be eligible.
  • The scam of the day will be posted by 10am PST and participants will have until 5pm PST to email contest entries to theplace@mcafee.com.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries of each day’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

Winning entries will be posted in the contest blog on 12/27, though any name, organization, or identifiable information will be removed prior to posting.  Winners will be contacted via email for shipping information.

 

 

Link to Day 8's Contest:

https://community.mcafee.com/community/business/blog/2011/12/22/the-place-at-mca fee-holiday-contest-day-8