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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 >>>

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