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Some of the biggest data security threats business owners face when using mobile devices for work include;
This is when a hacker creates a fake network that can look like a Wi-Fi network, but is actually a trap to steal your device data. The spoof could be dressed as something that looks innocent, such as ‘Free Coffee Wi-Fi’ and will request users to create an ‘account’ which provides them with direct access to your device data.
The ability to connect to some form of Wi-Fi wherever we go is a new luxury we expect – who wants to be eating through data if there’s free Wi-Fi!? But many of these networks are not secure and anything from your social media information to your VoIP conversations could be compromised.
Unintentional data leakage from mobile apps
Some apps can send personal and professional data to remote servers where it could be mined by advertisers or even hackers.
As most mobile devices are always on they can become prone to phishing attacks. Experts believe that we’re most vulnerable when opening their emails as often, we open these in real-time as they pop up on our phones.