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Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices by Mari Heiser, Jaya Nampalli, Joseph Anderson, Darla Nykamp, Tim Speed

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Future threats

In the short history of mobile devices, one of the areas that has received a lot of attention is BYOD. Bringing your own device to work is not only a significant part of recent history, but will be a part of our near future. Looking at the future, we judge that we will see more and more malware for mobile devices. Overall, we expect to see more of the following:

  • Malware that takes advantage of your location via the Global Positioning System (GPS). You use this as part of your map programs, and vendors are also starting to use GPS to help identify customers as they walk in their door. More and more applications are using GPS.
  • Hackers will take data from your device and use it for phishing and social engineering. This is why it is so ...

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