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May - 2009 - issue > Technology

Proliferation of Wireless Devices and E-applications - The Emerging Security Challenges for Global Enterprises

S.Senthil Kumaran
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
S.Senthil Kumaran
Emerging Mobile Devices Security Challenges

Across the globe, the usage of small wireless mobile devices such as PDAs, Blackberrys and smartphones is growing faster than the Internet. The number of smartphones worldwide crossed 130 million by the end of 2008, according to IDC. As wireless devices grow in sophistication and numbers, it’s no surprise that virus writers, hackers, and organized criminals have begun targeting them. What’s surprising is how quickly they’ve found so many ways to exploit them. Enterprises should not underestimate this emerging threat.

We will discuss here the 3 primary technologies deployed in all cell phones, PDAs, and smartphones and the possible security threats.

* Bluetooth
* Mobile telephony
* Smartphones and PDAs

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