Your mobile phone for cyber criminals.
Your phone is the most personal computer you’ve ever owned. In fact, I’ve proposed a new term for smartphones and tablets, which are really ‘private computers’. In this inner sanctum of computing – where you keep the pictures of your kids, the messages from your lovers, the most vital information to your business – security should be paramount. It turns out, however, that your mobile phone is a block of Swiss cheese when it comes to hackability. In fact, one security expert once remarked to me, “if you want it to be safe, don’t put it on your phone”.
The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, are both left wanting when it comes to IT security. iOS has the upper hand, however, given Apple’s almost