This post first appeared on the website of Mobile Enterprise Magazine.
While it is true that the design of some aspects of mobile device operating systems afford better in-built security against certain types of malware, it is a mistake to assume mobile devices are impenetrable. Believing they are lacks foresight.
In fact, the current state of mobile malware is reminiscent of the early days of computer security as whole. In those early days, many believed that simply practicing “safe surfing” would be a sufficient countermeasure.