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Mobile Mayhem: Smartphones and Security (Or the Lack Thereof)

By Adam Cohen

“It’s a mobile jungle out there, and your corporate data is too valuable to just bungle through it.”

Little computers, generically called “mobile devices,” are everywhere, like creatures sharing our environment with non-digital animals and insects. They come in all shapes and sizes: tablets as big as flat-screen TVs; wearable technology such as the Apple Watch, fitness bracelet or Bluetooth headset; and the undisputed king of mobile devices, our inseparable personal parasite — the smartphone. Not only do these devices share our “physical” environment, they permeate our information technology environment. Connected in the atmosphere of the Internet, mobile devices breathe by inhaling and exhaling data, which travels across the globe, nearly instantaneously. Continue reading Mobile Mayhem: Smartphones and Security (Or the Lack Thereof)