A myriad of sensors and radios make up the modern mobile device. Unfortunately, these ever-connected sensors and radios can put user data at risk. Ryan Spence explores these components and breaks down how each communicates with the environment and wireless network. Learn how to use your device sensors securely.
- The heart of the data-creating machine is the smart phone,…is the array of sensors and radios packed into it.…It is because of these sensors and radios that the device…seems to come alive with helpful information…and action just when you need it.…NFC, or near field communications,…use Bluetooth technology to extend information…with other Bluetooth enabled objects around them.…NFC is powering the new payment systems…like Apple Pay, allowing me to simply…wave my phone to buy my groceries.…
Thankfully, GPS on my phone can reach out…to multiple satellites to triangulate my position…on the Earth, and then locate me on a map…so that my phone can guide me to my location…where I will join a Wi-Fi network and facilitate…a business meeting broadcast through my phone.…Without this stack of technologies…I simply could not accomplish my work.…So what is there to secure,…and how do I secure it?…I must recognize the limits of my control.…I can't control the protocols of communication,…and I can't control the services that are offered to me.…
- 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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