Mobile phone: productivity super hero, IT security Achilles heel

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Smaller than my hand. More intelligent than a mini-computer. Able to detonate bombs from remote locations. Look! It’s a camera. It’s an electronic organiser. It’s the “cell phone”!

My first mobile phone was bigger than a brick, with no built-in memory, limited availability of services, and poor call quality. Hardly a threat to national security let alone the enterprise. Improved network speeds and more powerful features have combined to transform handsets into devices more ...

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