An Inside Look at Mobile Security Android & iOS. Zachary Hance & Andrew Phifer Dr Harold Grossman. Introduction. As of February 27 th , 2012, according to techcrunch.com, “Explosive growth. That’s Android. Google’s mobile platform is up 250 percent over last year and,
Android & iOS
Zachary Hance & Andrew Phifer
Dr Harold Grossman
As of February 27th, 2012, according to techcrunch.com,
“Explosive growth. That’s Android. Google’s mobile
platform is up 250 percent over last year and,
according to Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content, Google is seeing 850,000 activations
According to dailymail.co.uk, “Apple’s total figure of 250 million activations of devices running iOS, including iPods, iPhones, and iPads. In
November last year, Android was already standing at
200 million activations.”
Insecure Data Storage
Weak Server Side Controls
Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
Poor Authorization and Authentication
Improper Session Handling
Security Decisions via Untrusted Inputs
Side Channel Data Leakage
Sensitive Information Disclosure
1) Only download apps from trusted sources, such as reputable app stores and download sites. Remember to look at the developer name, reviews, and star ratings.
2) After clicking on a web link, pay close attention to the address to make sure it matches the website it claims to be if you are asked to enter account or login information.
3) Set a password on your mobile device so that if it is lost or stolen, your data is difficult to access.
4) Download a mobile security tool that scans every app you download for malware and spyware and can help you locate a lost or stolen device. For extra protection, make sure your security app can also protect from unsafe websites.
5) Be alert for unusual behaviors on your phone, which could be a sign that it is infected. These behaviors may include unusual text messages, strange charges to the phone bill, and suddenly decreased battery life.
6) Make sure to download firmware updates as soon as they are available for your device.