Mobile Cybersecurity – What are the biggest problems?
Jeff Peters, Editor at Hacksurfer, asked five cybersecurity experts about the the biggest problems of cybercrime and cybersecurity in the use of mobile devices. Here are the main ideas:
- Mobile as an Identity Vehicle – As smartphones will become devices to be used as a replacement for your identity card (think e.g. of payment) this may become a security issue.
- Mobile Email Threat – As emails often look different on mobile devices it’s easier to become a victim of e.g. phishing.
- Not Everything Needs to Be Connected – Some data is so important that it never should be accessible outside an enterprise/organization.
- Building a Comprehensive Profile – Personal information stored on mobiles may be stolen and used to build profiles that enable fraud.
- Wrong Impressions About Security – People think mobiles are safe for the wrong reason. For example using your mobile to receive a password via SMS while using your PC for banking is safe because two different devices and channels are used. If you run you banking in the same mobile device that’s receives the password it’s not safe.
For details please go to HackSurfer Cybercrime Info – Experts Weigh In: The Future of Mobile.