Premium Content

Access "Surveying the landscape of today’s mobile device security risks "

Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief Published: 13 Oct 2012

In the overall landscape of enterprise information security threats, attacks against smartphones and tablets still barely register on the corporate radar for most European organisations. Windows-based malware still poses by far the biggest danger. But times are changing. Smartphones and tablets have become must-have devices, and are inevitably capturing the attention of malicious hackers. For example, the creators of the notorious Zeus banking Trojan have created an Android version (Zitmo) because people now use their mobile devices for banking. The hackers simply followed the money. Latest attacks on mobile devices Antivirus vendor blogs constantly discuss the latest mobile device security risks. They point to some new virus or scam -- targeted usually at the Android operating system -- that is designed either to grab personal details about the user, or to send calls or messages to premium rate phone numbers. Users should  be warned  about the  dangers of  jailbreaking  their phones,  which  opens  them up  to new  vulnerabilities. Mark Nicolls, Context ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Securing critical industrial systems
    CWE_281014_ezine_21p-MED.jpg
    E-Zine

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, we examine the security threats to the industrial control systems that power the UK’s critical national ...

  • The lost opportunity – assessing the impact of OTT services
    Impact of OTT services.jpg
    E-Handbook

    In this special report for Computer Weekly readers, Juniper Research looks at the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operator business models.

  • Cloud enabling the banking industry
    Cloud enabling the banking industry.jpg
    E-Handbook

    This report explores how the banking industry architecture network (Bian) service landscape may be used to define a comprehensive commercial ...