Mobile malware authors have skipped the rudimentary phase and are immediately creating threats that mimic complex malicious code common in the traditional PC environment. But defense technologies are countering with sophistication of their own.
We all know what a difficult balancing act it is for businesses to provide both security and accessibility. Customers of Sony may not be in a forgiving mood, but if the company can learn from its mistakes, it may be able to re-establish trust.
A recent mass-spreading email worm demonstrated how far user education, industry collaboration and technology have come to fight malware, but it also served as a reminder that the criminals remain one step ahead.