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Smartphones have redefined the way we communicate, work, socialize, and even think. The world of apps and software allows us to sync technology with every sphere and every kind of task that we are faced with. This trend is catching on like wildfire and it’s no wonder that the mobile industry is booming, with one billion smartphones being shipped all over the globe, the current number is somewhere near 2 billion.
With such staggering stats, it’s not difficult to understand that there would probably be a price for all the amazing technological glitter and glamour if you will. As all things that glitter are not gold, smartphones are no exception. If you own one you would already understand what is being eluded to here. Smartphone security is not perfect and the occurrence of malware and cybercrime is more than alarming. Security firms are already predicting that this year will see an increase in cyber attacks on smartphones.
Of course, you may think this doesn’t apply to you since you don’t own an Android (and you happen to be under the false impression that Android spyware is one of a kind, one platform ailment) and hence are under less risk. But this is really not true. As platforms are growing, malware professionals are also coming up with cross platform software meant for attacking user information. So if you think changing platforms will help, it will only delay the problem. At the end of the day no platform is really safe from security risks.
Now this is the state of affairs that almost all smartphone users are well aware of. This is why anti-spyware and anti-malware programs are in such high demand. But whether users opt for free programs or paid programs to ensure their security, these measures are quickly becoming temporary fixes and flimsy defenses against high level threats targeting mass users simultaneously.
These issues are nothing new and have often been brought up before but have also gone largely ignored. The game is getting more dangerous as mass users are involved and infiltrated data is going for high stakes as companies and corporations clamor to get as much consumer information as possible for their own purposes. Plus smartphones have ended up constituting the major chunk of everyone’s interactions.
This seems to be the time when it becomes absolutely crucial for attention to be paid at this side of the cyber-verse. Of course consumers are responsible for their side of the problem but as we can see it is necessary to get mobile security attention from manufacturers and the platforms. And just one group or company making an effort isn’t going to do anything. Rather, incentives are needed by the entire industry as a whole to make things better in the security sphere. Of course, some governments have indeed gotten involved and are taking initiative but universal solutions and incentives are still lacking. So where does the future of mobiles lay? Not in any safe zone at the moment, and that can have bigger repercussions than we are prepared for.
Author Bio: Jessica is a tech writer. Her work on Mobistealth app has received great appreciation from readers who look to her keep themselves updated with the latest news regarding mobile apps. Her writings also help users who wish to take sneak peeks inside the mobile industry. She tweets @jcarol429.
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