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Mobile Security and Privacy by Raymond Choo, Man Ho Au

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Chapter 3

Mobile Security

End Users are the Weakest Link in the System

L. Lau    Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society (APATAS), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Abstract

With the commercialization and widespread usage of the Internet over the past three decades in both the developed economy (global North) and less-developed economy (global South), it was estimated that in Jun. 2014, 39% of the world population was surfing the Internet daily.

With a vast number of individuals now using the Internet, particularly in recent years, there is a growing adoption rate of mobile and portable devices witnessed in the developing economies (global South). Nevertheless, mobile security is increasingly a concern, as more and more commercial ...

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