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Mobile Security: A Pocket Guide by Steven Furnell

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CHAPTER 3: GETTING CONNECTED

Mobile devices offer a wealth of connectivity, delivering great opportunities if used safely. This chapter examines the security issues associated with the different levels of network access that mobile devices now permit (i.e. encompassing personal, local and wide area coverage). Particular attention is devoted to WiFi and Bluetooth contexts, where the security can depend upon the user’s discretion rather than a network operator.

You certainly need to be careful about what you’re connecting to when you’re on the move. You will often find yourself surrounded by a variety of other devices and networks, but it goes without saying that they will not all be equally trustworthy. Moreover, there is no requirement for ...

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