Not Securing Smartphone Means to Leave the Front Door Open Before Sleeping
Why is that everyone protect their belongings? And if everyone does so why when it comes to data, they become careless? Unprotected data is like honey kept in open for the bear to take away. likewise there is hardly anything more rewarding for attackers than to penetrate our smartphone. It doesn’t matter if that phone is a costly samsung phone or a cheap Amazon phone. By the way you should call up Kindle technical support to make it safe.
Have you ever noticed that the front door to any house is always closed. One could also notice that everyone presses on the car key until the beep sign indicates that the car is locked. You even don’t mind if your computer runs slower, if the antivirus software have to do its job. But what about the smartphone? Why do you think so rarely about who can break in there?
The protection of our phone should be one of our most important concerns: What a wealth of data, passwords, and other secrets is to be found there — all behind a four-character passcode or a fingerprint scan, but these are barriers that are associated with The right tools can easily be lifted. “If the entire US government wants to hack your smartphone,” says Alex Thurber, General Manager for Mobile Solutions at Blackberry, “she’ll make it.”
No smartphone is ultimately unhackable, but not every one is equally easy to crack. Many companies are working on devices that make it difficult to spit out. Startups like Sirin Labs , which has developed a smartphone named Solarin, use AES 256-bit encryption at the chip level (this means: confusion at the intelligence level) as protection against burglaries. The Solaris also has a button to enable a “secure zone” that disables any function other than encrypted calls and text messages. The Blackphone from Silent Circle has a similar feature called “Spaces”, which keeps personal information away from professional life and surveillance. Turing Robotic Industries is working with well-known security vendors to pre-install security software that makes Android devices less penetrating.
The Boeing Black, a high-security smartphone for defense, uses a virtual desktop software that saves all data on the device on a different computer — so there is nothing to be found there, even When someone enters the Black. The smartphone even has a self-destruct mode, which activates as soon as someone tries a hack. Just imagine where standard phones like the Amazon’s phone stand in terms of security? Certainly a call to Kindle customer support won’t prevent hacks of this scale!
The only problem with all these devices is that smartphones are boring. They often run on older processors, use the software from the previous year, and the user interface itself is hackneyed even for hackers. Syl Chao, CEO of Turing Robotic Industries, says the real challenge is to make high-security smartphones cool enough for customers to want. “People find safety important,” he says, “but they also have other things around their ears. They do not want to think about security. “
Here are a few tips for those who still do it: Most importantly, keep the smartphone and apps up to date. Google, Apple and App developers often publish new code to prevent exploits. In addition, everyone should know about how their smartphone works roughly. Devices like the Blackphone can tell which apps use sensors and radio. Android apps like “DCentral1” do the same, though not so thoroughly.