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Dark Reading: 'Mobile App Threats Continue to Grow'

June 14, 2018 — By: Curtin Franklin Jr., Dark Reading

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"Security threats aimed at mobile devices are evolving and shifting – and show no sign of going away," wrote Dark Reading. "Those are the key results found in a pair of just-released reports on mobile security."

The article added: "Adware forms an interesting block of threats because its victims are often legitimate advertisers as well as consumers. Pixalate recently found new mobile app laundering malware that spoofs ad activity so that advertisers believe they are paying for ads that are shown — but no consumer ever does. The consumer impact is on the performance of their devices, which might see a CPU spike while "rendering" images and content that is never actually displayed."

Dark Reading sites two research reports, one from BitSight and another from Allot, that also highlight the risks associated with mobile apps.

"In its study of third-party app risk, BitSight researchers found that vulnerable apps are common across all industries, with the vulnerabilities including data leakage, privilege abuse, unencrypted personally identifiable information, and credential theft," wrote Dark Reading.

Read the full article on Dark Reading.

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