Monday, 9 November 2015

Mobile Security Threats that can be Avoided

In the current world most of us are hooked on to our mobile devices and to some extent depend on it for our daily life. This makes us store vital information on the mobile devices which can cause harm to us if it is acquired by the wrong kind of people. However, most of these mobile security threats can be avoided easily.
  1.     Password: Most of the users of various mobile devices which run on different kinds of operating systems, avoid using passwords which will make the mobile apps vulnerable to the hackers. People also tend to use passwords or PIN which are easily detectable and hence make the device open to the hackers.
  2.      Two Step Authentication: While performing transactions via the mobile devices, people often fail to make use of the two step authentication method. They usually utilize the static password for concluding the process which leaves the system vulnerable in the hands of hackers.
  3.      Wireless Transmission: Transmission of a particular data over wireless network which is not encrypted, leaves the data open for interception. When you are sending the data over a non-encrypted wireless network your data becomes vulnerable and can be seized with utmost ease by hackers.
  4.     Malware: Malwares are a piece of frivolous bug which can harm the security of your mobile device badly. Malwares can be well disguised in the form of a game or a security patch or any application which may seem essential for your device. These malwares makes your data open to the hackers.
  5.      Security Software: Most of the mobile devices that are available in the market are devoid of a preinstalled security software which will be able to protect the device against people who are ready to infect the device with various malwares. People avoid using security applications to prevent the device from slowing down.
  6.     Outdated Operating Systems: The security patches of the mobile devices require regular updating for performing in the desired manner. An outdated operating system of the mobile device can expose it to hackers due to the fact that the security system is outdated too leaving open breaches.
  7.      Outdated Applications: When you are using a smart phone, it is quite obvious that you will be downloading and using various applications on your mobile. These applications have their own security patches which protect the stored data against being leaked. Not updating these application may void the security patches.
  8.      Unlimited Internet Access Points: Most of the smart phones do not contain firewall systems which allow the users to use the internet connections via any port available. This gives an opportunity to the hackers to attack your mobile device through these ports and track down your information.
  9.     Jail Breaking or Rooting: Jail breaking or rooting refers to the modifications made to your mobile device which is not authorized in nature. These modifications may help in adding various features to your device. However they breach the security settings of your device which makes the device quite vulnerable.
  10.     Unsafe Wi-Fi Connections: When you connect your mobile device over an unsecure Wi-Fi network, putting your device at the risk of being attacked by outsiders. It may so happen that the third party may put himself in between you and Wi-Fi network which will allow him to access all the stored data.
These are some of the most common mobile security threats which can be easily avoided by being a bit careful or using the right kind of tools to test the mobile device from time to time. 


  1. Attackers are continuing to become more and more savvy. The WireLurker attack in 2014 was the malware to target non-jailbroken iOS devices. Enterprises need to be sure they have a comprehensive and up-to-date security solution in place.

    1. Truly said. Thanks for taking time to go through my post.