If you use any type of mobile device in your day to day life….keep reading. Ignorance can only bring you so far!
Two separate studies of mobile devices have found serious privacy and security issues. One of the studies found that smartphones and tablet PCs can be eavesdropped on when they are being used to make purchases, conduct online banking transactions, or access VPNs (virtual private networks). Another study uncovered a number of ways to break into Apple’s iOS, its operating system for mobile devices. It is likely that cyber criminals will increasingly turn to mobile devices in their attacks as the devices become more and more commonplace in business transactions.
- New security flaws detected in mobile devices (usatoday.com)
- ThreatMetrix Releases Data on Mobile Device Transactions: Will Android Beat iOS on “Mobile Monday”? (prweb.com)
- Online Banking Trends (ally.com)