Experts foresee a rise in exploits targeting mobile devices

11/29/2011 | CSO

Shipments of mobile devices are expected to exceed desktop computers and laptops in 2015, as businesses and consumers embrace the advantages of mobility; however, the added convenience could cost them in terms of security, experts say. Analysts predict the amount of malware targeting mobile applications will double next year, as hackers turn to more varied delivery methods such as Facebook and Twitter, while manufacturers of mobile devices and the businesses that use them struggle to keep pace with threats.

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