Mobile Security Threats which so far topped the year 2020

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As the year 2020 has passed midway, here are few of the mobile security threats which might see a bright future ahead

 

Data Leakage- The year 2020 has already witnessed enough when it comes to data leaks through mobile devices. While mobile apps remain as primary leak platforms, malware and phishing messages stand beside them in the second and the third position. So, make sure that you download apps only from authorized platforms and never click on links posted in messages as they can lead your device to digital disasters.

 

Unsecured Internet Connections- According to a survey conducted by IDC, more than 400,000 mobile devices fall prey to various cyber scams launched through unsecured Wi-Fi connections every year. And this mainly happens through free internet connections that are offered at airports and other human transit stations. Thus, to be safe from any kind of cyber threat, make sure you use a data connection coming from your telecom service provider and better avoid connecting to a free hotspot that can send your personal information to remote servers maintained by hackers.

 

Network Spoofing- As hackers are getting too sophisticated, network spoofing has emerged as a major threat to mobile devices. Technically speaking, hackers set up fake access points that are seen to be legitimate but are not real. Especially, such kind of connections is found in public places like coffee shops where hackers keep a track of a device accessing the internet and intercept the data movement with fake conversations, phishing links, or data stealing. So, you better be aware of such networks and access the internet only through trusted web resources.

 

Phishing- As said in one of the earlier paragraphs, scammers are finding ways to dupe the public with sophisticated email or text message links which when clicked can infect a targeted device with malware or spam. Therefore, better be aware of such attacks and keep your device safe from such attacks by avoiding clicking on unknown links embedded in the text or email messages.

 

Spyware- This type of malware is arguably the most worrying threat to mobile devices as hackers keep a track of the device whereabouts and activity. But tackling such threats with a comprehensive anti-virus and malware detection suits can help to keep the threats at bay.