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Emerging Mobile Security Threats

Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag | Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Most users are connected to the internet through WiFi or mobile data, and some are linked to unsecured and open WiFi every now and then. There lies a great peril that anybody with means has access to the information, which one sends over, including emailing ID and password.

FREMONT, CA: These days, mobile security has become one of the top priorities. Living in a digital business keeping private data secure is of utmost importance for companies and most individuals. Suppose the information falls into the wrong hands, then it almost impossible to retrieve the data. However, numerous technology businesses have come up with several defense mechanisms against the underlying threats, yet adversaries repeatedly breach the defense. Therefore, it is imperative to find ways to protect the data.

Below are three mobile security threats one should be wary of.

1. Leaked Mobile Data

The most important thing is the data an individual creates and stores in their device. Every data generated by a user will be unique to its device, thus making it valued and losing it, or unauthorized access to the information may have grave consequences in a few cases. Data leaks are considered top precedence with all companies: small or big alike. As a user, at certain times, one may unknowingly share information that is not supposed to be shared outside the company or the circle. A few measures and steps can constitute the most effective form of protection for this kind of threat. These steps are explicitly designed to avoid exposure to sensitive information, such as in accidental incidences.

2. WiFi Interference

Users have to bear in mind that a mobile device is as secure as the connected network. Many are connected to the internet through WiFi or mobile data, and some are linked to unsecured and open WiFi every now and then. There lies a great peril that anybody with means has access to the information, which one sends over, including emailing ID and password. Thus, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure tunnel over a public network.

3. Social Engineering

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, 27 percent of consumers are hit with pandemic-themed phishing scams. Many users are likely to respond to a phishing mail on mobile than the desktop because the device is carried with them all the time. Several phishing attacks are carried out by text messages, social media, and games. Consequently, to avoid phishing attacks, the simplest thing will be to wary to what and where one clicks.

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