2017 Predictions: Mobile security – 2016 and beyond

2016 was not a banner year for mobile security. To say security issues within operating systems gained widespread, mainstream attention is a bit of an understatement. Most recently, more than 1 million Google accounts were compromised by a new malware variant called Gooligan. But Android’s woes weren’t alone in 2016: when Apple had to rush out a patch to all iOS users due to a vulnerability that was not only discovered, but actually exploited in the wild, it meant we reached a potential tipping point for the mobile security landscape.

Mobile security does have a leg up on its desktop counterpart, though greater cooperation is needed.

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