|Source: Malicious Mobile Threats report 2010/2011 |
While security specialist Arbor Networks said recently that "Mobile Operators Lack Visibility and Control over Security threats" (here), we learned that "AT&T Develops Mobile Security"- here.
Sinead Carew reports to Reuters that AT&T ".. plans to launch a wireless security service for consumers next year to help combat a big rise in cyber attacks on mobile devices".
John Stankey (picture), the head of AT&T's enterprise business, said he had ".. seen a big spike in security attacks on cellphones .. Hackers always go to where there's a base of people to attack ..AT&T would probably launch such services in 2012 .. When you start asking them what's your willingness to pay for a solution, if they're not a little frightened, their willingness to pay is nothing .. It'll take a little time for this in the mass market".