You might’ve heard about the phone hacking scandal that’s enveloped Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. But have you thought about the business potential in that? Well, we mean the potential for designing, marketing, and selling mobile-security solutions. Some of the biggest names are releasing programs designed to combat mobile invasion. On Tuesday, McAfee introduced a service that customers can use to protect their smartphones, tablets, and computers at once, and last week, it unveiled a mobile security system targeted toward businesses. AT&T and Juniper Networks have created mobile security apps. Even the Department of Defense voiced its concerns about mobile hacking and issued a call for companies and universities to develop Android-protection software.
Right now, mobile hacking is relatively light. But this will change when customers start using services like Google Wallet and pay for groceries and gas through their phones. Charlie Miller, a researcher at Accuvant, a security consulting company, says, “The bad guys are going to slowly follow the money over to your phones.”
Read more at The New York Times.