Majority of mobile apps will fail basic security tests in the future: Gartner

Gartner claims that through next year, 75 percent of mobile apps will fail the most basic of security tests.

The research firm says that in 2015, the majority of mobile applications — whether in the Android, iOS or Windows Phone ecosystems — will not have basic business-acceptable security protocols in place. This poses a serious problem for the enterprise, where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) schemes are commonplace. Should employees download apps which can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, but have no basic standards of security in place, not only are enterprise security policies at risk of violation but sensitive corporate data and networks may also become vulnerable.

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