Testing your mobile security

Anywhere and everywhere we go we always bring our mobile phone. Some people cannot resist on using a phone even in a whole day and most of the people now can say that they cannot live without their phone. BYOD is one of the most popular terms nowadays. BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device” which stands to have your own device when you are going somewhere. Mobile phone is the one device you can bring easily and then connect to an internet connection. Every time we are going out, we are just going to find a hotspot to connect to the internet. Some people just want to connect on a site and then they can browse anything that they want now. We didn’t know that we already connect to an open network. Making a lot of mobile phone looses their securities. We download a lot of applications, games and many more from mobile. Sometimes the mobiles’ security also effect when we connect it to the other computer or in other hardware. Making it infected by other viruses too.

Here are some facts to know about your mobile security:

Testing your mobile security

Testing your mobile security

The total number of data some applications used on

When we are downloading some mobile applications, we are not aware that they are already using our identities. Some applications, especially games that use an internet connection, get or use the information we upload in our mobile. Our names, location or even our phone number automatically put in when signing up on a specific application.

The iOS’ security uses an IPC or Inter Process Communication to make the phone secure between other applications so that the others will prevent on using from Android and the device itself. Also when installing some applications in iOS, the first one to do is sign up on store with your user ID.  It make sure that an application will not get any access to other application except it under go to a defined IPC.

The locations where all of the data is stored

The iOS has a secure way to store passwords and other datas like the one tap signing in  and other logging in tokens. It has a SQLite database to store this kind of files. The Android also provide a lot of option in storing the  datas, depending on your specific needs  or how much is the data required. There are some of the storage data on androids. The shared preference which can allow saving and retrieving a persistent key. Internal storage is for private data. The larger files or some files needed are stored in the external storage (SD card). Lastly the SQLite databases for structured storage

Locations of the server get the data

Apple uses a way called progressive disclosure to limit the number of information where  it can reach the server. The remote portion does the task to the device, so all the important data will never delete or move on your phone even if the iOS is updated.

How secure is the communication

A VPN setting can let your device more secure and private. Nowadays, there are a lot of VPN settings which we can use. But always choose the best VPN which is not having a very high price, but also give the most secure services.

Don’t always depend on the client’s’ side security.

iOS or even Android application may not request some permissions and this may give a signal for all the hackers. Be careful on using some apps that can leak all of your identities. A secure VP setting on your mobile can help you more to become secure in using these applications. Using a Mobile VPN is more useful and powerful. Maybe computer and mobile has same settings but they are different in some terms.

We use our mobile phones in different ways, but we use it a lot in communication. A VPN can give you it’s best to do this kind of highly secured protection

Sources: appvigil

Nathan Simpson
 

Nathan Simpson is an analyst at FrootVPN who has a passion for writing about Internet security and online privacy. He is also into travel, photography and keeping himself busy with freelance writing every weekend. @OnlyNathSimpson

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