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Market expansion in Latin America, India and Africa sees 1 in 5 mobile users protected against current and emerging mobile threats
Gartner predicts the security market will continue to evolve alongside new requirements arising from the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and sophisticated target attacks
In February 2014, the US ambassador to Ukraine suffered an embarrassing leak. A secret conversation between him and US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland got posted to YouTube, in which Nuland spoke disparagingly about the European Union.
The global network that transfers calls between mobile phone carriers has security defects that permit hackers and governments to monitor users’ locations and eavesdrop on conversations. As more reports of these activities surface, carriers are scrambling to protect customers from a few specific types of attacks.
Facebook's WhatsApp last week announced it would roll out end-to-end encryption for its users to better protect their privacy, but the move could make the service more attractive to spammers, too.
While encryption can safeguard information from data thieves, it also can block data protectors from detecting malicious activity on their networks.
"WhatsApp's encryption policy is a win for privacy advocates, but it will not stop the growth of spam on the platform and could make the problem worse," said Simeon Coney, chief strategy officer for AdaptiveMobile.
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