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Mobile Malware Growing Exponentially, Limited Capability of Current Security Solutions Big Concern

Security analysis suggest troubling and escalating trends in the development of malware that exploits vulnerabilities on mobile devices. "From turning mobile devices into bots, to infiltration of mobile applications, driven by the use of personal devices in the workplace, cybercriminals are taking full advantage of this market," reports M86 Security Labs in its just released Threat Predictions Report.

More from this report: "The biggest concern with mobile malware are the limited capability of current security solutions and the vulnerability of the general user base. An organization's PC is controlled by the IT security team, whereas an employee's own mobile device that is being used to access and store corporate data is likely not controlled by the security team. Organizations will need to extend their security policies, including providing secure Internet browsing to their mobile devices while ensuring that personal devices accessing the company Wi-Fi and networks can be included under the same policies. This, coupled with the relative infancy of mobile anti-malware solutions, results in M86 Security Labs labeling this area as one of the most concerning areas for cybercriminals to exploit in 2012."

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