The rise of the smartphone over the past few years has been a technology success story. An almost perfect storm of advancing materials science, chip set development, software innovation and social networking has fuelled the progress in handset design and capability beyond that which could be imagined only a couple of decades ago.
Having such tremendous computing power, alongside users’ private data and contacts makes a tempting target for criminals. It could be argued that the security industry has been slow in recognising the threat to such devices, so only now are we seeing products and services designed to improve smartphone security.
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