This document is a synthesis regarding the results of a Security Assessment activity, based on a sample of mobile apps, released by institutes and companies such as bank and finance services, on-demand multimedia content providers, automotive, home automation, social and enterprise management, from the Italian and worldwide scenes.

In consideration of the exponential growth of financials services offered on mobile channels, the activity started from an initiative of XTN Mobile & Security Competence Centre, aimed to underline how the growth of such services, steers and mitigates security risks typical of the mobile world.

This report is published annually, here in its fourth edition, to address and verify the state of the art and the evolution of this field, also from the standpoint of the newest technologies now available on the market.