Mobile is the New Target
These days almost everyone has a mobile device as it has become a necessity to sustain in this world. Spending a second without your mobile seems like an unimaginable task as you need it for calling or messaging your friends, entertainment purposes, checking sports, banking, and yeah, so much more.
But what you may not know about these devices is that along with all the smart benefits, it is surfacing as one of the fastest-growing attack spaces. According to a report by financial express, four out of ten mobile devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks. However, managed security devices services have proved to be more effective in securing the devices.
If you wonder what makes them a great deal of attraction for cybercriminals and how you can stay safe from such attacks while using your mobile phones, keep reading this blog as we have mentioned everything you need to know about it.
Why are cyber criminals attacking mobile devices?
You take your mobile phones wherever you go, and they get exposed to more networks on a daily basis. Not to mention the fact that mobile phones contain a great deal of personal information and give various access to cybercriminals.
By assessing your phone, cybercriminals can get the bank details, email, social media accounts, text messages, and other sensitive information. It is like using one device the cybercriminals can get access to all your personal information.
How to keep your mobile phones safe from cyber-attacks?
Now you must know why mobile phones are more prone to cyber-attacks, so what can you do to ensure that your mobile phones are secure?
Follow the following tip that we recommend.
1. Beware of the suspicious URLs
If you receive an email or invitation to click on a URL that lures you around to win a prize or a free holiday trip, then please don’t click the link. These suspicious emails can lead to cybercrime and may release viruses in your mobile device.
2. Check the software you install
Almost all the applications require access to your mobile phone’s photos, contacts, and camera. Until and unless they are from a safe application provider, do not click on the link as it can get you in big trouble. Also, ensure that while you are granting the permissions, they match the purpose of the downloaded application.
3. Avoid using the free WiFi networks
When you connect your device to the free public WiFi network, make sure to check with the staff what the official name of the network is and how secure it is. Cyber attackers can introduce fake WiFi access that would look similar to the original name. For instance, “sh0pping mall” instead of “shopping mall”. Such fake WiFi networks can ask you to provide sensitive information and then, later on, sell it on the dark web.
4. Use an anti-malware solution
To manage devices and ensure premier-level security, we recommend installing an anti-malware application for your mobile device. Such devices can give a triggered alarm when it finds something suspicious and wipes off the chances to get attacked.
Mobile devices may offer us great conveniences, but we also cannot deny the fact that they are more susceptible to cyberattacks. Taking proper measures will help you manage devices and secure your personal information and data safe from malicious sources.