Malware on smartphones is just the first in a series of new security threats
for mobile networks ushered in by the embrace of internet technologies,
according to mobile phone encryption firms.
Dr Bjoern Rupp, chief exec of GSMK CryptoPhone, warns that criminal gangs are
able to steal private information and undermine fair business trading thanks to
advances in technology that have made attacks possible on low-cost kit. Years
ago such attacks were only possible for intelligence agencies, but have now
become feasible as a means of industrial espionage.