McAfee released the results of its “Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report,” documenting sophisticated and risky applications that pose potential threats to users and organizations. The report identifies a new wave of techniques hackers use to steal digital identities, commit financial fraud and invade users’ privacy on mobile devices.

Mobile platforms have become increasingly attractive to cybercriminals as more people rely on smartphones and tablets, McAfee notes. With the mobile space becoming a more enticing platform for online crime, the complexity and volume of threats aimed at mobile users will continue to increase, the company says.

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