The mobile phone has become a part of our daily lives. For many of us, the smartphone is an essential item. We order a ride with apps; manage our food delivery, make payments with our phones, chat and even control other smart devices. We perform complex activities on our mobiles that simplify our lives while on the other hand, every little app and action can create a massive risk of cyberattack.
Rule out the risks with education and awareness.
Some applications ask for access to the data on our phones. Some need to access your text messages, camera, or even a microphone, but sometimes common sense is essential to decide why a game should access our contact list. Of course, you don’t have to see malice in everything, but you should handle these things carefully.
As a professional, the above things may be exact, but most companies nowadays have a workforce working from home, and the danger is greater than ever. The line between work and private life is getting thinner. Employees often use one device for everything. The most common threat is the so-called trojans hidden in mobile applications. It is enough for employees to download such an application to their phone and allow access that puts the data at risk. There are many forms of hacker attacks. There is an infinite number of examples: malicious code can steal data from a phone, access contact list, access camera, turn on the microphone, and more.
How to not be hacked?
To understand the problem, employees need to be aware of the hazards. They need to realize that either a seemingly harmless application or connecting to an insecure public Wi-Fi network can cause a severe cybersecurity issue for the entire organization. In the case of the man-in-the-middle attack, the malicious person secretly relays and alters the communications between two parties: your employee and your server. In this scenario, hackers can get logins and passwords, and all data entered and accessed by your labourer.
There are several examples of trojans disguised as mobile antiviruses. Apple and Google, make every effort to prevent access to such applications, regardless, something always slips through their filter.
Another form to get hacked its phishing. It’s important to understand that phishing has various forms of delivering malicious links: in addition to email, it can include SMS, social media, chat platforms, etc.
Adding another layer of protection
App-Ray specializes in testing mobile applications, adding another layer of protection to a company’s cybersecurity. Our system monitor data access, prevent data leaks, analyze data flows. Our advanced technology satisfies as strict standards as military and government-level requirements.