Mobile Malware and Security: Are the Risks Real?

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Sep 27, 2011 | Print this Page

Mobile apps and smartphone security are are a hot topic in terms of network security. A new report from the European Network and Information Security Agency does suggest that mobile malware concerns are vastly overblown.

"The European Network and Information Security Agency has published a new report about mobile application security, highlighting lines of defense for mobile malware protection. But Hogben, an author of the ENISA report and program manager for ENISA in Greece, says mobile malware concerns, while relevant, are vastly overblown.

"That said, Hogben does acknowledge emerging mobile risks, which will be magnified by the exponential global growth in use of mobile technology, namely smartphones."

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