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Mobile banking security tops 10 security threats for 2012

MADISON, Wis. (1/10/12)--While credit unions gear up for what may be radical growth in mobile banking, they also must keep in mind that mobile security is the No. 1 security issue in the list of top 10 computer security threats for 2012, according to McAfee Labs.
 
Cyber criminals are hacking into all sorts of devices, breaking into to everything from cell phones to car systems, and security threats are escalating and becoming more malicious, said Adam Wosotowsky, senior anti-spam analyst with McAfee (The Motley Fool Jan. 3).
 
The No. 1 security threat is mobile threats that bypass personal computers, said McAfee. Attackers will launch mobile banking attacks, and consumers may start to see Trojan banking attacks such as SpyEye and Zeus spread to the smartphone. McAfee suggests consumers treat treat their smartphone like a computer. That means:
The other nine security threats looming in 2012 include:
 
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