Top tips for better mobile security on iPhone and android : Every week there is news of mobile security breaches. From Apple iOS to Linux / Android bugs leaving billions of users vulnerable to hijacking attacks. The reality is that as more and more people use their phones to go online, more cybercriminals will target these users.
There’s also an increase in businesses using mobile devices for storing and transmitting sensitive data. Online banking is just the tip of the iceberg. GPS programs can find your location. Mobile apps often require that you allow them to access data stored in your phone or on the cloud.
You can receive digital boarding passes via text message or verification codes for logging into sites, social media apps publish photos and personal data, fitness and health apps —a cybercriminal can learn all there is to know about their targets by breaching their mobile phone.
“Everything from backdoor malware that steals personal information to ransomware that locks your phone until payment is made exists in the mobile space. With millions of malware samples in the wild, there is no reason not to be concerned.”
Mobile malware is a frontier ripe for cyber-criminal activity but what can businesses do to prevent it?
Here are some great steps to improve security on your mobile device :
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