That’s got bad news written all over it. A report from Computing in the UK notes that mobile phone security attacks are increasing – and quite drastically, too. New data from Jupiter Research has surfaced saying that by 2011, nearly 247 million mobile phones will be prompted to install security products on – that’s nearly 8% of the total number of devices out there.
“Revenues from mobile security products, including antivirus, virtual private networks, data and file encryption and mobile identity management applications, are expected to generate almost $5bn worth of revenue by 2011.
The biggest mobile security market will be in the secure mobile content sector, where antivirus, anti-spam, anti-spyware and content filtering will make up 40 per cent of the total market, according to the report.”
Apart from the odd crank call, I’ve never really had any security issues to toil over. How about you folks? Any tales of woe?