Are your mobile devices being secured ? (Part 1)

 Nowadays, the Security Issues are increasing quickly. Malwares, Trojans, and Hackers now are “paying attention” to our Mobile Devices (i.e: smartphone, …) more than other “traditional” devices (such as PC, Laptop,…). So, why ? Let me talk a bit about our new matters.

To look back the 20th century, our IT industries had to face to a lot of Security Problems. One of the reasons was that we worked daily with our Computers. The IT-Thieves, Hackers, then realized there was a “big” chance to exploit the data security gaps. They ( Hackers ) saw Computers, at that time, were the First and Popular Target for them to “sabotage” and “ruin” almost companies, organizations, even individuals.

However, in this 21st century the “IT Security Fight” have more changes. We see the fast development which our Mobile is “the center” of all challenges. Since Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2006, and lately, the iPad in 2010, many Manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, (and now, even Microsoft) joined in the “new Market” immediately.  They have produced their own smart devices, with many prices.  But, our new security issues now come along ! You also may hear that:

> Many user’s personal information leak due to the smart devices (such as iPhone, iPad, …)
> Many cheated apps now are “going and sitting” on the online-store (even on the Google Play)
> Many users like to use the Free Apps, but they don’t know what is safe for them
> There is a lack of management Security Privacy of the Mobile Apps on the store.

 Yes, those above are our “headache” today. We store many things on our smart devices, and we also prefer to download many apps from the store site. The problem is serious when we don’t know if app is safe or not. Then, many “back-doors” are generated and break in our smart devices, too !

 Alarmingly, the Mobile Apps now are the “rich soil” for cheating, hacking …

McAfee Malware Mobile Apps Report

(We can see Newest Security Report here)

Those are “an overview” of our New Security Issues today. The less Security Privacy and User’s awareness are, the more the Hackers attack, cheat, or steal Personal Information. So, are your Mobile Devices being secured now ? What do you plan to self-protect? 


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