mobile-sec-2016-e1457629571188[1]The mobile landscape is exploding, with a prediction that there will be more than six billion global smartphone users by 2020. As more people turn to their phones and other mobile devices, mobile applications are becoming a primary portal for interacting online. However, the more invested we become in mobility, the more we open ourselves up to new forms of intrusions from malicious actors.

In this white paper, we review three distinct trends that affected the 2015 mobile security threat landscape, which included:

  • Mobile-ransomware targeted individuals
  • The evolution of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment
  • Mobile applications sharing data with third-parties

Additionally, we see the following as the biggest mobile security issues for 2016:

  • The hacking of everything
  • Apple devices will increasingly be targeted by hackers
  • More mobile payment system vulnerabilities
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