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Believe it or not there are security risks when using a mobile device. We know, it is surprising right, that your phone or tablet could be a possible threat to your safety. When you consider all the potential threats that exist on the Internet and the fact that most of today’s mobile devices are connecting to and through the Internet with every function, I think it becomes easier to understand just how vulnerable they are. While more of the threats are the same as those faced by the average laptop or desktop user there are some unique to the mobile world. Mobile phone security threats generally include application based, web-based, network-based and physical threats. 1. Application based threat: The most of application are downloadable and purposed the most common risk for mobile users; most devices don’t do much on their own, and it is the applications that make them so awesome and we all download apps. If it comes to apps the risks run from bugs and basic security risks on the low end of the scale all the way through malicious apps with no other purpose to commit cyber crime.
  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Privacy
  • Zero Day Vulnerabilities
2. Web based threat: According to the nature of mobile use, the fact that we have our devices with us everywhere we go and are connecting to the Internet while doing so, they face the number of unique web-based threats as well as the run-of-the-mill threats of general Internet use.
  • Phishing Scams
  • Social Engineering
  • Drive By Downloads
  • Operating System Flaws
3. Network-based threat: Any mobile devices which typically support a minimum of three network capabilities making them three-times vulnerable to network-based attack. And a network often found on a mobile include cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth.
  • Network exploits
  • WiFi sniffing
  • Cross-Platform Attacks
  • BOYD
4. Physical Threats: It is happened any time, unlikely a desktop sitting at your workstation, or even a laptop in your bag, a mobile device is subject to a number of everyday physical threats.
  • Loss/Theft: Loss or theft is the most unwanted physical threat to the security of your mobile device. Any devices itself has value and can be sold on the secondary market after all your information is stolen and sold.

Last Updated : 06 May, 2019
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