The conflux of the new iPhone 5 release, Wall Street’s renunciation of Blackberrys and one million leaked Apple ID numbers means hackers are watching. According to Shirley Inscoe, senior analyst for Aite Group, most people don’t realize how much data smartphones have—and how compromising it is if their device is hacked
Inscoe predicts more attacks against Apple products and mobile apps are an easy way to introduce malware. “90 out of the top 100 free applications that are downloaded have malware,” she told Wall Street & Technology. She said it’s important for Wall Street firms to test smartphones connected to corporate networks for malware and maintain a list of approved apps.