Mobile Phone Data Security Risks

[Data from IBM shows that users are three times more likely to fall victim to a phishing attack on a mobile device than they are on a desktop, and new phishing pages are being created every 20 seconds.]

Why ? because mobile devices are being portable. It is much easier to constantly install new updates on a PC, which BTW is done more and more frequently because of constantly evolving and more sophisticated cyber attacks. With a fairly good defender system installed, and better data encryption, sensitive data such as online banking should not pose a problem. I have done this since start of the Internet and never a problem. But I would never even dream of using my smartphone to do any banking. Or walking around in the street – holding up traffic – to be glued to a phone, doing what ?

And why are more users using mobile devices ? Because these devices are portable and they can in addition to legit phone calls spend time playing games even while on company time.

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Want to get wired for hackers ? Look no further than your mobile phone which is used for Internet access, sharing data, sharing files, and opening up to – not only pro hackers – I might say the rest of the entire Internet world. Spyware apps aren’t the only way that someone can spy on your phone activity. ISPs, governments, WiFi administrators, search engines, website owners, and hackers all have the capacity to spy on certain aspects of what you do on your phone.

In my opinion: Sensitive data like banking data do not belong on a smartphone being operated while actually walking in the street. Anybody anywhere can pick this up. Why do you think there are so many software firms small or large, old ( having been around since mainframes) or just up and coming, which (so-called) specialize in selling software security packages for mobile devices.

[ ].  Even with “data scrambling”, there is no such thing as complete security to protect sensitive data on mobile devices and phones. 

[ ]. HAPPY TiKToKKING & WhatsApping !