Number of cybersecurity threats to mobile devices grows

Tuesday - 9/4/2012, 11:11am EDT

A new report details the growing cybersecurity threat to mobile devices.

The report, from McAfee, will be published today. It comes just days after the federal government issued guidelines for agencies wanting to let employees use their own mobile devices for work.

McAfee says Android devices are the most vulnerable. Twitter has become one of the major threat vectors. A growing form of attack is what McAfee calls ransomware, in which hackers take user data hostage until you pay a fee.

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