There’s a Good Chance Your Mobile Device Is Vulnerable to Data Thieves

“A huge number of individuals now own mobile devices, so it’s nothing unexpected that cyber lawbreakers have inclined up their efforts to steal  data from them. An aware user is a safe client notwithstanding the model of a gadget or device, holding data comes down on how the owner utilize and maintain the gadget. Once thieves have access to one’s information, like bank accounts, contact information and personal data, following proper caution is necessary to avoid mobile data theft.”

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Mobile devices are wide open to data security threats, perhaps much more than consumers and companies might have thought.

Skycure, a Palo Alto-based mobile security defense firm, just issued its first ever Mobile Threat Intelligence Report. In it, the company reports that 41% of all mobile devices are at a “medium to high” data security risk level. Furthermore, the rate of high-risk devices is going in the wrong direction, as device security vulnerabilities grow “larger every month,” Skycure reports.

Skycure says it measures the security of mobile devices using its own formula, called the Mobile Threat Risk Score, “which takes into account recent threats the device was exposed to, device vulnerabilities and configuration, and user behavior.”

Both consumers and companies that issue mobile devices to employees and…

 

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