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Mobile Christmas Shopping: Beware Of Fake Apps & Data Theft


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With Christmas just around the corner and shops ringing in the high revenue-generating Christmas sales, it is not only retailers who are looking forward to the start of the shopping season. Cyber criminals, for whom the increasing proliferation of mobile shopping apps is opening up lucrative attack opportunities, are also likely to profit from this festive season.

Online business is booming like never before. The share of online purchases in the UK in Christmas 2016 (Christmas as the six-week period between mid-November and end of December) was 27 percent of total sales. Mobile commerce is the most important driving force behind the unstoppable triumph of e-commerce. User-friendly mobile shopping apps in particular are attracting more and more customers to make their purchases conveniently via a smartphone or tablet during the stressful...(continued)

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