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There Is Malware in Your Smartphone and Tablet Future, but Don't Panic Yet

Published: 31 May 2013

ID: G00251801

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook, Dionisio Zumerle , John Girard


Smartphones and tablet devices, and their applications, are increasingly at risk of malware. IT security planners and operations managers can thwart serious malware threats for the time being with these best practices.

Table Of Contents



  • Device Vulnerabilities in Perspective
    • Traditional Anti-Malware Methods Are Obsolete in the Mobile Context
    • Next-Generation Mobile Anti-Malware Defenses Will Depend on the Cloud
  • Tipping Points for and Against Mobile Malware Outbreaks Affecting Enterprises

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