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IDG Contributor Network: Risk of mobile threats and privacy concerns grow

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 3, 2016.

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    With the increasing speed, power, cloud services and millions of apps being available on mobile devices for every age group, the mobile threat landscape continues to grow.

    With more people using their devices for online shopping, managing finances, paying bills and playing online games, the threat is all around us. Some of the mobile threat vectors are malware, risky apps, device vulnerabilities, jailbroken and rooted devices and rogue Wi-Fi access points.

    There has been a dramatic increase in the number of mobile malware with complexity and sophistication. Both Google Play and Apple App Store have found hundreds of malicious and privacy concerns apps and pulled them out. Google and Apple both are quick to remove the malicious apps from the app stores but it’s inevitable that some infected apps will still make it through the security screening process and all the way down to the mobile devices. This requires a new way of thinking to protect mobile devices and growing security concerns in the digital world cyber security defense strategy.

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