Nowadays it is practically impossible to meet somebody with no cellphone or more accurately smartphone. With important players in the marketplace competing in display resolutions, mobile internet speeds and other performance specifications most of us disregard the security features of our phones. I mean, when you consider it, have you ever compared various smartphones for their security rather than number of apps, rate and so forth, likely not. That is because security is hard to measure, particularly for a single user. On the other hand when it comes to corporate smartphone use, this is one of the key attributes, if not number one, which companies think about. Rather consumers bring their devices to their workplaces, where it becomes a headache because of its IT specialists since they can’t guarantee secure data transfers. For this reason a lot of businesses with sensitive information on their palms, like some branches of army, forbid use of personal smartphones on the assumptions of the workplace.
A point to mention is that Blackberry was accepted for sensitive government use, for this reason it’s considered among the most powerful smartphones on the market.
Naturally question pops into head, but maybe there is not any threat to a single user, well if corporate and military trying to secure their information it means there is danger. Obviously unlike military and corporations, the majority of us do not send military secrets which may damage national security, but if you send your personal info with connected financial information you might want to have the ability to understand what the risks are and precautions to reduce these dangers. Therefore everyone people could get his or her private or financial information stolen without even understanding that’s even possible. So to answer the question, complete safety of these smartphones is equally as real as unicorns drifting the Grand Canyon. Along with it would be pretty safe to say there’s not any such thing as complete online safety, in other words when somebody created it — someone could hack it. The only thing we can do is try to be conscious of the threats and avoid it. In part 2 we will try to examine present operating systems its flaws and strengths, stay tuned.