eMazzanti Publishes Mobile-Devices Security Threats Article

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

A new article entitled: The Secret Security Threat: Mobile Devices is now available from eMazzanti Technologies, an IT and computer expert in the Hoboken, NJ and New York City areas.

The free article is available here.

According to MobiThinking.com, there will be over 6.9 billion cell phone subscribers in the world by the end of 2013. And according to CNET over 84 million iPads have been sold by Apple representing 68% of the tablet market. Another 350 million iPods have been sold as well.

The number of mobile devices is on the rise as are numerous security threats, noted Jennifer Mazzanti, eMazzanti Technologies, president. Unless much care is taken, security breaches in mobile devices can be the port of entry for cybercriminals.

Mobile Myopia

Consumers and businesses alike are adopting a very casual attitude toward downloading mobile apps powerful computer programs that could potentially contain malicious code from unknown authors, something few people would do on their PC.

However, 96 percent of smartphones and tablets do not have third-party security software installed, according to Canalys and Juniper Research. Further, in the case of music devices, the security threat can actually get worse. There may not be any security software commonly available for them.

Mobile device users may not recognize the potential security threat, said Mazzanti. They suffer from a type of mobile myopia which leaves their device the perfect malware gateway.

Specific Mobile Device Vulnerabilities

The eMazzanti article outlines a number of specific mobile device security threats. Following are some examples:

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