Today, we use our mobile devices for much more than making phone calls. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the mobile phone, it is clear that mobile technology has advanced significantly since the early days.
The way we use our mobile phones and tablets is increasingly more like the way we use our computers. Thanks to the fast progress of technological development and increased connectivity, our smartphones now have become versatile computing devices.
It is easy and convenient to send messages, emails, conduct business, browse the internet, shop online, post on various social media platforms,download music, apps and videos, store mobile ID and documents and even do mobile banking.
As we move towards using our mobile devices for these more privacy-sensitive applications, how do we keep our devices and personal data safe?
In this special focus, we look at the technology behind smartphones and the risks associated with downloading and keeping personal data on your mobile devices, and the ways you can utilize all of the convenient features of your devices while staying safe.
How does the SIM card in your mobile work?
A SIM card, which stands for Subscriber Identity Module, is a small electronic chip that is used in mobile devices …
What is an IMEI number and what is it for?
An IMEI number relates to the identity of a mobile device, but what exactly is it for?
What is an embedded SIM?
The latest generation of SIM cards, called the eSIM, is a reprogrammable chip that is embedded inside a mobile device...
What is a Secure Element?
What is a Secure Element? To provide better security, some devices have an embedded Secure Element…
What are Over-the-Air (OTA) updates?
An OTA update is the wireless delivery of new software, firmware or other data to mobile devices…
Why mobile device security is a first priority
One should seriously take care of phone security, especially when they are used for private and business things...
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What is smishing?
Smishing, also known as SMS phishing, is a form of phishing attack that takes place over SMS (Short Message Service) or text messages…
What is SIM Swap Fraud?
SIM Swap presents scammers with a way to commit fraud. Here is how mobile networks and banks can avoid it.
How public Wi-Fi can pose security risks for your mobile device
When you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, your data can potentially be intercepted by malicious actors ...