Malicious Mobile Apps Driving Real Estate Agents To Cloud Backup
According to Webroot, in 2012, mobile malware families increased 58% and accounted for 59% of all mobile malware. 32% of mobile malware apps steal information, 15% track the movements of users, 13% send content and 8% reconfigure the mobile device.
As bad as the stats are pertaining to the number of malicious mobile apps reported, the problem is actually far greater because of the number of malicious mobile app attacks that are never reported.
A recent study shows that 74% of the time, the IT department is not even notified when a mobile device has been rooted. Even more often, the mobile user is unaware of the malicious mobile app that is stealing sensitive and confidential information without their knowledge.
Other malicious mobile apps will change settings and can cause corruption on the mobile device. This corruption can be harmful to the cloud account if the real estate agent has their cloud mobile app synced to the online account. If files are deleted on the mobile app, then once the app syncs with the online server, the files online will be automatically deleted. If the agent has no cloud backup system in place, these files may be gone for good.
But with cloud backup, the possibility of data loss drops to practically zero. By adding a competent cloud backup service like cloudHQ, all files stored in the cloud are completely protected from malicious mobile app attacks.
If a malicious mobile app somehow sneaks onto your mobile device and causes data loss on your cloud account, all files can be quickly restored from a backup account where cloudHQ has a complete secondary copy of all of your data. This secondary cloud account is not connected to your main account in any way except through cloudHQ so there is no possibility of the attacker gaining access to both accounts from your mobile device or from you main cloud account.
Don't be the real estate agent who wishes they had cloud backup AFTER a data loss incident, be the real estate agent who was prepared for such an incident ahead of time. Be the real estate agent who experiences minimal disruption to your real estate business and doesn't even miss one day of work because of a malicious mobile app.
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