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Most mobile apps will fail standard security tests

Seventy-five percent of mobile apps will fail the most basic of security tests next year, predicts market researcher Gartner.


The market researcher said Sunday that in 2015, the majority of mobile applications — whether in the Android, iOS or Windows Phone ecosystems — will not have basic business-acceptable security protocols in place. This poses a serious problem for the enterprise, where bring-your-own-device options are commonplace. Should employees download apps that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions but have no basic standards of security in place? If that is the case, Gartner said, not only are enterprise security policies at risk of violation but sensitive corporate data and networks may also become vulnerable.

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