Smartphone attacks: 7 reasons why hackers have shifted their target

| May 16, 2017

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Smartphone attacks are a serious concern for businesses and individuals today. The early part of smartphone proliferation was relatively quiet in terms of cyberattacks. Back then, traditional desktop/laptop and server environments were far more attractive targets due to the sheer numbers of them deployed worldwide.

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Inserso Corporation is ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 20000-1:2011 (ITSM), and ISO 27001:2013 (Security) certified and CMMI-ML3 appraised Small Business. Inserso was founded in 1994, with headquarters in Vienna, VA. Inserso provides comprehensive IT services for federal agencies. Inserso specializes in the management, development and sustainment of IT systems and solutions, including mission-centric system development and sustainment, Infrastructure & Cloud, Cyber Security, and IT Operations Support.

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