In a recent report (PDF file), IBM X-Force security researchers warned that malware targeting mobile devices is on the rise.

"The study said the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model, which allows employees to use personal smartphone and tablet devices to access corporate data and applications, has driven an increase in mobile malware threats and critical vulnerabilities," writes Computer Weekly's Jenny Williams. "Mobile vulnerabilities are expected to grow at least 15 percent year-on-year, while mobile exploits are predicted to double compared with 2010."

"IBM advised IT departments to step up anti-malware and patch management software in the face of increasing malware making use of mobile premium rate services, such as SMS, and targeting personal information," Williams writes.

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