Mobile Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

Your business’s employees can access the latest mobile phones and make use of the same communication tools as they do in the office. Employees can stay in touch with the office while on the road, at home, or traveling and still work efficiently and productively.

Sales representatives can use similar mobile phone services to enhance the selling process. To access customer records before a meeting, sales representatives can download them to keep track of any inquiries, sales or other issues. They can send new orders, sales reports, or support requests via email to speed up customer response after the meeting.

Mobile security threats are also common nowadays with their benefits, making it a little challenging for business owners to handle their digital platforms. 

From 2017 to 2018, the record of mobile account takeovers grew by 78.6%. Many of these malware target mobile phones. A series of SIM-swapping attacks on high-profile Americans resulted in a loss in cryptocurrency of more than USD100 million.

Mobile scams and threats are becoming more sophisticated. As members of the mobile phone community use their phones for different purposes, this puts organizations at risk. These threats can be used to help companies protect their customers, employees, as well as the company. Here are some of the top mobile security threats and how you can prevent them.

Phishing refers to a form of cybersecurity attack in which malicious actors pretend to be trusted individuals or entities by sending messages. Phishing messages can manipulate users by convincing them to click malicious links, install malicious files, or disclose sensitive information like access credentials.

These attacks can be prevented by teaching employees about them and training them in phishing prevention techniques. You can take precautions such as checking the email addresses and senders of digital messages, not clicking on links from unknown sources, blocking suspicious messages, reporting them to IT, and never clicking on any link.

Because phishing attacks target users’ passwords as their primary targets, LoginID integrates a passwordless authentication solution to eliminate any risk of phishing attacks.

You can also prevent other mobile security threats by tightening your identity verification security and putting some effort into having FIDO webauthn.

See this infographic to learn more about this topic for secure, private authentication for the future.