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MITM attack report on smartphones
From: Mayank Aggarwal <aggarwam () ece osu edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:19:10 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

I thought of sharing this report which we recently posted on the following link:
http://threatcenter.smobilesystems.com/?cat=4

Abstract:
According to a survey conducted by a mobile advertising researcher, AdMob, smartphone users are driving up the use of 
Wi-Fi hotspots. The result of the survey indicates that there were 550 million smartphone Wi-Fi requests in Western 
Europe alone in 2008, a 132% increase for the year. AdMob said that 42% of the requests from iPhones originated from 
Wi-Fi hotspots [1]. In the United States, AT&T reported a 41% increase for the year in iPhone connections, alone, at 
wireless hotspots [2]. In a new report, the market research firm Yankee group [3] has forecast that the number of 
smartphone users will quadruple to 160 million by the year 2013. In another report released by ABI Research, Wi-Fi 
smartphone sales will double by 2011 [4]. ABI Research also found that 74% of people who have Wi-Fi enabled 
smartphone’s use the technology and 77% say they want a Wi-Fi enabled handset when they make their next purchase [5].

-Mayank

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