Installing third-party software on your phone opens your data up to the world of developers. Ryan Spence breaks down the risks and secure behavior associated with acquiring applications for mobile devices. Lock down your mobile device. Explore the sharing permissions for various tools, to understand how hackers can use your device for malicious interests.
- Part of the brilliance of smartphones comes from the…ability to install third party applications to extend…the functionality of the device.…These applications and services use the technology…of the phone to accomplish tasks.…When I install and launch an application it is common…for it to request access to either device hardware,…like location services or other applications,…such as contacts.…If I grant access, I'm allowing the application to retrieve…whatever data is located in that part of my device.…For example, if I allow an application access to my…location services, I may be granting open access…to all of my location data at all times,…not just when I have the application open.…
Apple will allow me to restrict location access…to only when the application is open, but they do not…allow any more granularity management.…The developer is not required to ask permission…each time the application accesses a service…and they are not required to report exactly what…data is being accessed, more often then not,…
- Understanding mobile security risks
- Buying and disposing of mobile devices
- Setting up mobile passwords
- Implementing lock screen security
- Adjusting Android admin settings and iOS privacy options
- Setting up options to find your phone
- Securing cameras, microphones, and other hardware on your mobile device
Skill Level Beginner
1. Considering the Need for Security
2. Securing an Android Device
3. Securing an iOS Device
4. Securing Device Hardware
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