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Mobile devices: Bridging the gap? Better not!

The desire to integrate mobile devices is high on the list of priorities for many companies. And while the industry continues to discuss whether this is best done with private or company smartphones and tablets, one problem keeps coming back: security.

For, according to a recent study by Alcatel-Lucent, hackers and cyber criminals are becoming more and more interested in mobile networks and devices. In the last year alone, the infection rate of devices with mobile internet rose by 25 percent to 16 million devices worldwide.


Spyware is getting more and more complex

Now, 16 million devices, when viewed as a whole, is not that many. The number does not even amount to one percent of the global total. However, the authors of the study have issued a stern warning – especially as the spyware is becoming more and more complex. Spyware apps have long been able to locate smartphones and access all of their data.


Windows PCs hit most

Almost one half of all infections in mobile networks affect classic Windows PCs, which are infected via dongles. Lucent states that Android devices are coming closest to catching up Windows PCs; whilst iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone devices need to be grouped together in order to reach anywhere near one percent of the infections. Additional powerlessness also threatens: Experts predict that botnet operators will soon be falling back on mobile devices and the Cloud; be it for DDOS attacks or spam.


Companies must take precautions

These are findings that once again prove how important it is to view security as an integral part of all processes – not as an additional system. And perhaps also grist to the mill for those who see BYOD as a threat to company security that should be taken seriously.

EASY SOFTWARE develops software solutions and actively drive the digital transformation for efficient, secure and mobile work with digital business processes. EASY integrates these into existing IT infrastructures and generates sustainable added value. This makes digitization a quick and easy experience for their customers.
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