Mobile Security Cyber Threats for the year 2020

As smartphone usage has increased immensely in the past few years, it also gave rise to the same amount of mobile security Cyber threats in parallel. Some users are aware of them and are taking all necessary precautions for not falling prey to hackers.


Now to those who are unaware of such threats and the damage they can create to the device and personal lives, here’s an article to enlighten such minds.


Spyware- Some countries and their intelligence services are seen indulging in espionage tactics these days to create economic and political instability in a state, country, or continent. So, they are seen targeting mobile phones of prominent personalities such as politicians and businessmen to steal their trade and campaigning secrets. Therefore, using a comprehensive anti-malware and virus solution makes complete sense in such scenarios as it helps keep the device safe from the prying eyes of hackers.


Phishing Attacks- As mobile phones are always turned on, they can become easy targets to phishing attacks as scammers can gain control of a device by launching a cyber attack in the form of a malicious link embedded in an email or text message.


Data Leak- Many users tend to download apps and games from unknown resources which can not only infect their devices with malware but can also lead to data leakage. So, to avoid any such risks, make sure that you keep a note of permissions your downloaded apps are taking and better download such apps from trusted resources like Google Play Store.


Unsecured Wi-Fi- Usually, public Wi-Fi connections tend to be unsecured as they can lead to a leak of personal information such as banking details. So, be aware of such threats lurking in Wi-Fi Networks and so it’s better to connect your device to online resources via trusted resources like a mobile data network.


Network Spoofing- As the hackers are getting sophisticated, they are seen indulging in different ways to fool online users. And one such case is by setting up fake access points which seem to be legitimate but are phishing traps in real. So, be aware of such threats while connecting online.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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