Mobile security is a key topic today, especially as organizations embrace digital transformation and increasingly make mobile devices an integral part of the workplace. The opportunities are great, but there are issues to consider, as well.
Apps are constantly popping up – hundreds a day, it seems. Unfortunately, apps can be a prime entry point for malicious activity, such as stealing your data or manipulating it in a number of different ways. Malware is also an issue affecting mobile security. With the proliferation of mobile comes opportunities for criminals to hack their way into your system. How can you prevent it?
The people developing apps can have a big impact on mobile security. For example, some might not be very responsive with security reports. However, it needs to be said that the developer isn’t the only person creating an app or product, because there are product managers and testers attached to these as well – they too have to take into account the various security issues that can occur.
Users need to remember that the developer doesn’t always have complete control. Patches still have to go through the approval process before they can be made available to the user.
Some popular apps become a target for hackers who want to get access to as much data as possible. In an attempt to provide a personalized experience and cater to the user, many apps collect a lot of user data. Unfortunately, this data is available to cybercriminals who know how to gain access to it.
Users, particularly in the workplace, need to limit access to their personal data by going through their permissions while installing apps, making sure to review descriptions and ensure that security isn’t compromised.
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