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13th January 2021 Issue no. 540
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Smartphone risks at work
The number of mobile exploits expected to double by year's end. That prediction comes from a new report released by IBM's X-Force research group, which examined attack trends for the first half of 2011.
At the same time that the quantity and sophistication of exploits has been increasing, so has the adoption of smartphones and tablets by business users. Many users also naturally bring their device to work, yet don't add security tools before using the devices to store sensitive data, which puts business information at risk. That risk is further compounded by many cell phone carriers failing to push security updates to their customers, and many mobile application developers failing to secure their applications, according to an article in Information Week.
5th October 2011