An Evolving Battle

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As malware continues to grow and change, the number and types of at-risk devices will do the same. Currently, malware oriented towards mobile devices is on the rise, with hackers focusing on smartphones and tablets. Ryan Olson, the director of threat intelligence at Palo Alto Networks, says that the targeted devices are changing, but hackers are still just looking to make money off of stolen data – and that they are being thwarted by continuing improvements in mobile security.

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