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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:28:56 pm »
Author: Kelly Sheridan

As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones.

Mobile devices – pervasive in the workplace, heavily used, and often unregulated – present a wealth of opportunity to cybercriminals aiming to access employees' sensitive information.

The mobile threat landscape is always shifting, says Jordan Herman, researcher at RiskIQ, which recently published its "Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2019" report. Researchers scanned more than 120 app stores and nearly 2 billion resources to detect mobile apps in the wild. In the past four quarters, RiskIQ has categorized 8 million mobile apps, of which 217,982 were blacklisted.

full article here:https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/cyber-risks-hiding-inside-mobile-app-stores/d/d-id/1335031
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