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Rise in apps leaking sensitive data

The number of apps and mobile websites leaking credit card data from enterprise mobile devices is on the rise, according to a new

Wandera notes that while education is helping users avoid malicious websites through typical routes
Wandera notes that while education is helping users avoid malicious websites through typical routes

report by Wandera, a leader in mobile data security and management.

The latest quarterly Mobile Data Report shows that from Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 there was a 17% increase in the number of apps and websites identified as leaking sensitive data. Q1 2016 also saw a 200% monthly rise in the number of malicious domains visited by users.

Wandera notes that while education is helping users avoid malicious websites through typical routes (e.g. phishing attacks or unwise browser use), they are increasingly being exposed to malware from compromised adverts in the apps they use.

Another key trend is greater browser and app encryption, with 70% of data from apps now encrypted, an increase of 21% over the last 12 months. Encryption of data within browsers has risen more slowly to 52%, an increase of 13%.

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