Smartphones, tablets will be targeted by cyber-spies: CSIS report

 

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OTTAWA – Hand-held devices such as smartphones and tablets could be the next frontier for cyber-spies and other rogue players in the digital world, warns a newly declassified assessment from Canada’s intelligence agency.

 

Opportunities for malicious hackers are growing as computer systems move from the back rooms of corporations and government agencies into the palms and laptops of employees, says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service assessment.

 

“New cyber attack tools and techniques will be developed in efforts to compromise Canadian public- and private-sector systems,” says the report, perhaps the agency’s most ominous forecast to date on the perils of cyberspace.

“The cyber-related threat environment will evolve and become more complex, creating ever greater challenges for Canada within the context of national security.”

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