Cyber Threats and Security for Wireless Devices
JECET; March - May 2013; Vol.2.No.2, 277-284.
8 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2019
Date Written: 2013
In today’s increasingly interconnected and social world, mobile devices are an integral part of people’s lives. From smart phones to tablets to feature phones, mobile usage is growing steadily, fuelled by the popularity of social networking, mobile and Internet apps, multi-media entertainment, online banking and ecommerce. As the growth in mobile devices creates new opportunities for consumers and businesses alike, there are also new threats emerging. The growing popularity and convenience of digital networks, however, come at a cost. As businesses and societies in general increasingly rely on computers and internet-based networking, cyber crime and digital attack incidents have increased around the world. The first major instance of cyber crime reported in 2000, when a mass-mailed computer virus affected nearly 45 million computer users worldwide. This paper examines the quickly evolving mobile landscape, Cyber Crimes, Business and Technical Decisions and Trade offs Companies, which will have to make to address the risk of fraud in the mobile channels.
Keywords: Mobile Threats, Trends, Cyber Crime, Fraud, Smart Phone
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