20 May '11, 2am

Security looms as growing mobile problem: Internet security experts are warning that mobile Internet users are f...

Security looms as growing mobile problem: Internet security experts are warning that mobile Internet users are f...

Internet security experts are warning that mobile Internet users are facing a rapidly escalating threat from hackers and spyware. As the computing capacity and the popularity of small mobile devices and gadgets have increased, so have the risks of attack from other mobile devices and computers, creating a growing threat of mobile users losing their privacy or confidential business data. International computer security firm Symantec said in a recent Internet Security Threat Report that a massive threat volume of more than 286 million new threats were detected last year, accompanied by several new megatrends in the threat landscape. Security experts say that once a hacker has successfully gained access to a computer network via a mobile device, it is very difficult to prevent illegal activities such as data leaks, malware infections and privacy violations. The president and ...

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