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Cell phone security now a hot issue for tech industry

(China Daily)

09:42, October 31, 2011

Most cell phone users are very concerned about loss, theft and identity theft resulting from their mobile usage, which has created business opportunities for worldwide mobile security companies. Ye Men / For China Daily

BEIJING - Supplying mobile security has become a red-hot sector of the tech industry as more people make cell phones an integral part of their daily lives.

Morgan Stanley's principal analyst Mary Meeker predicted the mobile Internet era is coming. The number of mobile devices will grow explosively in the next decade. Smartphones sales will exceed PC sales in 2012, the investment bank said.

"Mobile users want to use their devices in any location and to get access to any application," said Scott Stevens, vice-president of the technology department at US-based company Juniper Networks Inc.

However, threats to mobile devices are now a reality. The Android platform - a popular but very open mobile operating system developed by Google Inc for smartphones - has suffered several attacks from hostile software in the form of viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

The number of Android-targeted malware has quadrupled since summer 2010, according to a report issued by Juniper Networks Inc.

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