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App internet and mobile devices to drive massive technology demands in 2012

Leo King | Dec. 19, 2011
The rise of the "app internet" – in which users' PCs, smartphones and tablets run the business applications – will drive completely different demands from technology next year.

Additionally, it said, people using their own devices for accessing corporate data would create serious security technology challenges. It explained: "Smartphone and tablet platforms, especially Android, will suffer from more cybercriminal attacks."

"Following a flurry of developments in mobile payments, NFC and mobile banking in 2011, already 2012 is heading to be the year of the mobile attack," said vendor Validsoft.

"Trojans such as Zitmo and Spitmo - version of Zeus and SpyEye which attack mobile devices - are already well known, and other terms such as 'Pseudo Device Theft', 'SIM swapping', 'mobile malware' and 'AppPhishing' are all starting to make their way into the tech dictionary."


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