Sitemap Convenience comes at a high price and the Smartphone has brought with it a fair share of malware attacks on the mobile device that were earlier non-existent, more so in the last two years. Although not as widespread and persistent as the desktop malware, they have raised enough panic in the industry for mobile companies respond to the growing menace. At present, majority of mobile apps downloaded from the internet are at risk of malware attack. The extent of the threat may be as mild enough to ignore, but some that lead to serious consequences are the ones that extract financial or personal information for criminal activities, despite the act being strictly punishable by law.