Facebook Urges Cooperation To Tackle Mobile Security Risks

By Allison Grande (June 4, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc.'s product security chief on Tuesday pushed for more industry collaboration and more proactive patching in order to combat growing security threats on mobile devices, a proposal backed by the Federal Trade Commission, but was met with skepticism by fellow mobile ecosystem members.

During a panel at a mobile security forum hosted by the FTC, mobile app developer Facebook, chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc. and trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association attempted to define their roles in minimizing security vulnerabilities that can be found on mobile platforms.

The panelists agreed that getting security patches to users takes significantly longer for mobile devices...

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