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FTC takes aim at threats to mobile devices

The FTC is not waiting for the bad guys to attack your mobile devices. Even as it is clear that the U.S. has escaped sustained mobile malware attacks that have occurred in other countries, the agency recently sponsored a security forum to air a range of views on the threat and what to do about it. By the end of the day, expert panelists had disagreed about lots of issues, including how serious a problem the viruses present and whether industry is doing enough to combat them.

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