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Mobile Security: A Pocket Guide by Steven Furnell

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CHAPTER 6: ARE YOU A MOVING TARGET?

This chapter examines attacks that specifically target mobile devices. Although worms and viruses have yet to appear in volume on current devices (aside from laptops, which inherit the problem directly from desktop PCs), the rich processing and communication capabilities are likely to see mobile platforms affected in the future. In addition, there are a number of established attacks from other domains that are finding new opportunities by targeting mobile users.

When considering attacks against mobile devices, a key concern is the slow but steady growth of malware (e.g. worms, viruses and Trojan horses) on mobile platforms. Given over two decades of difficulty in the desktop domain, the prospect of malware ...

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