Complete list of mobile virus families according to Kaspersky Lab classification.

In short, the table answers the question “What can mobile viruses do?”:

> Spread via Bluetooth, MMS
> Send SMS messages
> Infect files
> Enable remote control of the smartphone
> Modify or replace icons or system applications
> Install “false” or non-operational fonts and applications
> Combat antivirus programs
> Install other malicious programs
> Block memory cards
> Steal data

We have to acknowledge that today’s mobile viruses are very similar to computer viruses in terms of their payload. However, it took computer viruses over twenty years to evolve, and mobile viruses have covered the same ground in a mere two years. Without doubt, mobile malware is the most quickly evolving type of malicious code, and clearly still has great potential for further evolution.

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