Mobile devices are not always designed with security in mind and, as a result, are not as secure as most computers.
There are a number of ways in which information on a mobile device may be breached: theft of the device, attacks on your service provider, wireless hijacking or "sniffing", and unauthorized access. Because mobile devices may be more easily stolen or compromised, users of these devices must take precautions when using them to store or access Private or Confidential information.
Since the advent of the internet, cybercrime has been a problem. As we progress to a wider range of digital devices, more opportunities for cyber criminals present themselves. Malicious mobile programs have increased threefold in the past year according to research by Kaspersky Lab. The main purpose of mobile malware is to steal money from its victims. This can be achieved through banking Trojans, ransomware, SMS Trojans, and malicious apps in app stores.
Banking Trojans can impersonate the interface of your banking application in order to steal your banking credentials. Meanwhile, SMS Trojans can infect your device and... ...
The growing trend in sites adding two-factor authentication to their log in process has many feeling more secure in their social media and other online interactions.
With passwords being easy to compromise with phishing attacks, many users have been hoping for something more secure. Two-factor authentication gives a double protection on your account, requiring you to know something (your password), and have something in your... ...