These days it is getting more and more difficult not to be a conspiracy theorist. If you are concerned about security, especially mobile phone security, the amount of angst has risen by now to unprecedented levels.
Mobile hacking is a growing threat that consumers need to take seriously. This is especially true for work phones and for anyone who uses mobile banking or saves financial or sensitive information on their smartphone.
Keep in mind that stealing information is a big business, and hackers are everywhere. Most of them are professional. Some are foreign government sponsored. Some are sophisticated criminal organizations with significant resources
It's fairly safe to assume that calendars, call logs, contacts, emails, financial data, text messages, photos and videos stored on smartphones or mobile devices are at risk of being monitored or stolen.
Mobile connectivity is exploding and smartphones and tablets are whetting the appetites of cyber criminals and the population of hacker world. Any device that has information stored on it is vulnerable.
2013 will be the year of the mobile security threat. With online technology rapidly moving from computers to the palms of our hands, cybercriminals and hackers are evolving their methods to fit the times.
This holiday season, mobile phones and tablets will be one of the top gifts on Christmas lists, and they'll become another digital repository for personal and private information. If you're giving or receiving these devices, take the extra steps to secure your gift with a mobile security option.
While PC-based online banking is not much older than a high school student, mobile banking is still in elementary school. However, online banking's younger sibling is quickly catching up to the slightly more established option.