Chapter 10

Mobile Devices

In This Chapter

arrow Seeking out the common weaknesses in laptops, phones, and tablets

arrow Executing security tests to uncover crucial mobile flaws

arrow Minimizing mobile security risks

Mobile computing is the new frontier for business — and for hacking. It seems that everyone has a mobile device of some sort for either personal or business use; often both. If not properly secured, mobile devices connected to the enterprise network represent thousands upon thousands of unprotected islands of information floating about, out of your control.

Because of all the phones, tablets, and laptops running numerous operating system platforms chock-full of apps, an infinite number of risks are associated with mobile computing. Rather than delving into all the variables, this chapter explores some of the biggest, most common mobile security flaws that could impact you and your business.

Sizing Up Mobile Vulnerabilities

It pays to find and fix the low-hanging fruit on your network. That’s where you get the most bang for your buck. The following mobile laptop, phone, and tablet weaknesses should be front and center on your priority list:

No encryption

Poorly implemented encryption ...

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