For hundreds of millions of users worldwide, smartphones have become the way they access online services, particularly banking services. A study by Juniper predicts that this number will double in the next three years to reach 2 billion. On average, a user of these online services connects to their bank every day from their smartphone, while they only go to their local branch twice a year. And this situation is currently being stimulated by the growth of digital banks.
Against this background, attempts of fraud and attacks are increasingly focused on smartphones, and many users simply do not know how to protect themselves. In the first half of 2016, 78% of software infections (see details below) were on smartphones, compared with 22% on PCs, according to the Nokia Threat Intelligence report for H1 2016.
In his expert view, Christophe Brunet, Product Manager – Mobile Security Solutions at equensWorldine, discusses this new type of fraud and presents our WL Mobile Intrusion Protection solution.