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Mobile Phone Attacks on the Rise

HAMPSHIRE, U.K. -- According to a new report by Juniper Research, there has been a steadying rise in security attacks on vulnerable mobile phones. The security risks of identity theft, the growing threat of mobile viruses and malware combined with corporate governance, state legislation and the increasing dependence of users on delivery and storage of critical data to their mobile phones will ensure that mobile security products will be installed on 247mn mobile phones (nearly 8% of total) by 2011.

According to the former cyber security advisor to President Bush, Richard Clarke, hackers and criminals will turn their attention towards unprotected mobile phones as they are far more likely to be stolen or lost. With mobile phones beginning to out-ship PC’s by five to one in 2006 the problem can only grow.

Juniper Research Ltd.