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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Los angeles has bought Apple IPad to teach their students

[On June 19th, 2013]

According to Apple’s News, the LA Unified School District has awarded Apple $30 million for iPad Deal, to distribute to their students in this area. They are going to teach students via iPad, instead of the “traditional teaching” with black-board and books.

Education is in Apple’s DNA and we’re thrilled to work with Los Angeles Unified public schools on this major initiative as they plan to roll out iPads to every student across 47 campuses this fall.

“The Board voted unanimously for Apple because iPad rated the best in quality, was the least expensive option and received the highest scoring by the review panel that included students and teachers,” said Jaime Aquino, LAUSD Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. “The vote is another step forward in the District’s plan to equip every one of its students with a device by 2014. When completed, the LAUSD will become the largest district in the nation to provide each of its students with the technology.”

Apple will provide iPads that include the Pearson Common Core System of Courses delivered via a new app as part of the integrated solution. Apps such as iWork®, iLife® and iTunes®, in addition to a range of educational third-party apps are also included.

— said Apple

So, be happy, students ! It’s not too long to have your own favorite and convenient equipment, iPad, to study at school.

English: A 1st generation Apple iPad showing i...

English: A 1st generation Apple iPad showing iBooks, with the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)