SMART­PHONES PRONE TO CY­BER THREATS

The Sunday Guardian - - Front Page - DIBYENDU MONDAL NEW DELHI

The grow­ing use of smart­phones and smart de­vices among the masses, with lit­tle or no knowl­edge about their se­cu­rity fea­tures, has put thou­sands of peo­ple at risk of mal­ware threats and hack­ing. In­dia ac­counts for 30%35% of the to­tal global mo­bile mal­ware at­tacks an­nu­ally, while in Novem­ber 2017 alone, an in­fec­tion rate of 30.8% was recorded within the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Kasper­sky Lab. Shrenik Bhayani, South Asia gen­eral man­ager of Kasper­sky Lab, told The Sun­day Guardian, “These days, hardly any­body has a desk tele­phone and the grow­ing use of smart mo­bile phones and their dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions, in­clud­ing mo­bile bank­ing and in­ter­net bank­ing, with lit­tle knowl­edge about their se­cu­rity fea­tures,

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