Acknowledging the Threats in Our Mobile Devices
There is currently a growing security threat that many Americans are not taking seriously. Unfortunately for most, smart phones are utilized as introductory computing devices and as they continue to grow in popularity to replace the traditional mobile phone, we are going to see the number of mobile hacks on the rise. Just as the popularity of apps like the Whatsapp hack tool continue to rise due to their ease of use and ability to be spread throughout communities quickly thanks to the mobile nature of the platforms they’re designed for, it’s no surprise that we’re facing these sorts of threats. We have to change the way we are treating our mobile devices if we want to protect ourselves.
This means that we mobile devices and tablets alike must come pre-installed with software to protect them against Malware, Trojans, Viruses and even root hacks. The popularity of the Android OS as the phones continue to dominate the market means that other platforms like the Chromebook are going to be susceptible to these sorts of intrusions as well. Google is going to have to begin taking a more secure approach to their devices if they wish to preserve the health and integrity of their software.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that this is currently the case with Google. It was revealed recently that even the GMAIL App for mobile devices is one of the easiest to hack, with one lab showing a near 95% success rate for each attempt. This is a problem. We must address this as soon as possible – there is absolutely no reason that vulnerabilities such as this should exist in a modern industry where security has only become more paramount. We’re surrounded by digital threats, known and unknown, and yet we are still struggling to protect ourselves.