With the proliferation of smartphones and the explosion of downloadable applications, it was only matter of time before malware targeted mobile devices significant numbers.
That time has arrived. The number of malicious Android apps will hit one million in 2013, according to estimates from TrendMicro.
Malware that provides unauthorized access to mobile devices, making it possible to install other malicious programs or steal personal data, is particularly troubling for financial institutions.
So are the dangerous Trojans that capture mobile banking login credentials. The Zeus-like ZitMo malware, for example, is infecting 10,000 to 20,000 Android smartphones per week.
Your credit union must invest more in mobile malware detection and prevention to keep pace with increasing threats. Tell members about your ongoing security efforts and teach them how to protect themselves from mobile malware.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says a banker's threat to sue reinforces the need for credit unions to have a strong united voice in support of a proposal by the National Credit Union Administration to modernize rules that control who can join which credit unions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expects all entities obtaining consumer authorizations for pre-authorized electronic fund transfers to comply with the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E, it reminded in a compliance bulletin issued this week.