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Protect Your Mobile Device – Part 1

This is the first of four articles explaining physical measures every user may take to protect his mobile device.

Protect your mobile device from physical damage

First of all, put your smartphone in a case and take care, that it will not slip away. Depending on your general use and the environmental conditions there are different cases available. Lightweight cases offer simple protection. A rugged case may protect your device even from water. For heavy weather situations or for your dive…

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Risks of Insecure Mobile Devices – Part 2

This article (part 2) focuses on logical  risks and pitfalls of insecure mobile devices.

Malware

Malicious software is software like viruses, hidden spyware, phishing software, background software for monitoring or recording of user credentials, diallers to connect to premium calling services or software to send expensive premium SMS.

The measures to protect your device, your apps and data against malware for mobiles have to be the same as for personal computers or notebooks.

Untrusted Networks

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN or Wi-Fi) technology uses radio…

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Risks of Insecure Mobile Devices – Part 1

This articel (part 1) describes mainly physical risks and pitfalls of insecure mobile devices. An additional part 2 will focus on logical risks and pitfalls of mobile devices.

Physical Security of Mobile Devices

Accidental drops may happen or someone may spill a drink on it. The smartphone cover is made of glass, polycarbonate or aluminium. If the smartphone drops, the cover will crack or get scratched. Be aware, that the touch screen is very sensitive to pressure and pointed objects will scratch…

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Mobile Working and Mobile Living
Mobile Working

This article describes the advantages of mobile working and living and what can be mobilized.

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Future of Mobile Working and Living

This article covers a few, but very interesting trends regarding the future of work and mobile working.

Mobile Trends

  • Mobile working is the new normal (work wherever you are, at any time, with anybody, be more productive).
  • We have to perform our work collaborative with colleagues, customers or external partners, response earlier than we would without mobile devices
  • Email is the most commonly used communication method, followed by smartphone.
  • Mobile tools reduce operational costs
  • Motivation increases for users of smartphones compared to users of desktop…

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