- 1 Mobilephone Security has already became a fundamental topic in the field of privacy.
- 1.1 Mobilephone security: how can we do it?
- 1.2 Privacy-proof mobilephones
Mobilephone Security has already became a fundamental topic in the field of privacy.
Indeed, the need of having a secure mobilephone it’s increasingly felt by the smartphone users.
Deepdown, if you think about it, the mobilephone is one of the most used thing daily, by all of us, which connects us, more and more, with the rest of the world, also in the work field.
From social apps to emails, from the photographic gallery to the apps that allow us to do rapidly, and in security (kind of), dispositions and bank movements.
Despite the undeniable comfortness and the clear praticality of these systems, we often undervalue their potential risk: indeed, on our mobilephone lots of sensitive and of vital importance data transit, which might give many problems to our privacy and our safety, when in the wrong hands, or if intercepted by interested people, like hackers or cybercriminals have access to passwords, credit cards number and personal informations is easier than we think.
But now can we make our cellphone secure and defend ourselves from the danger that the internet expose us to everyday?
Well, we know that ithere are a wide range of instruments built to increase the level of security and mobilephone protection of data, and to produce indentity thefts and similar inconvinients, and we are going to talk about it today.
Mobilephone security: how can we do it?
Security lock system
First of all, our advice is to adoperate a secure unlocking system, in a way that you won’t give free access to everyone, to your sensible data: use a pin or a difficult password or, better yet, if your mobilephone allows you to, opt for an unlock system that uses a biometric sensor, like digital fingerprint or facial recognition.
No notifications on your lock screen
Another possibility could be hiding notifications on the lock screen of the cellphone, which is, to be clear, the one where you can see the time, and also, the last notifications, but it can happen that it reveals sensitive informations: in order to avoid this, hide or limitate the notifications that might appear.
Avoid public Wi-Fi
Another way to put in danger your mobilephone, is the incorrect use of accessing to public Wi-Fi connections, because they are more likely to be easily attacked by haters, and more subject to the sniffing of data.
Only official stores app
Moreover, it would be a good idea to download the apps only by official stores, because you’ll be sure that they have been exposed to an accurate process of analysis, relatively secure.
The relative terms to privacy must be well-defined and clear: if that is not the case, choose other apps or services, that can ensure you a major preservation of your confidentiality.
Another thing you need to pay attention to, are the permissions: the more permissions it asks, the more the risks are for your privacy, especially if these include photocamera, microphone and contacts.
No smartphone in the hands of strangers
It can seem obvious, but you can’t be persuaded to borrow to strangers your cellphone: indeed, it’s spreading a trap known as social engeneering, where the cybercriminal asks to borrow the mobilephone, even for just one call, to take advantage of you and to get confidential informations from it, or to upload spy softwares, in order to control it from distance.
Use the VPN – Virtual Private Network
This system, through tunneling, allows you to make your online activites invisible, so that it hides your IP address.
If it’s true that all the devices we gave you may be useful to reduce the risks for your privacy, the best way to eliminate them throughly is using safe and privacy-proof mobilephones.
The top 3 cellphones for privacy:
Blackberry Key 2
The Blackberry Key 2 is a device which has a series of important and essential features, to garantee the safety of your data, such as biometric reader of digital fingerprints, sandbox account, password manager Blackbarry and VPN.Other interesting elements are the possibility to erase data after a failed access, the existence of a folder protected by password and the presence of security keys for the processor.It is definetely one of the most safe mobilephone on the market, beacuse it also uses a whole-disk encryption and a certified startup operative system.
At every ignition, each hardware and software component is scanned to verify potential intrusions, which, if present, will be reported. Moreover, the device has the dtek platform, which is designed just for the preservation of the privacy, and the BlackBerry integrity detection, which is a system that warns the user in case of suspected behaviour from malignant apps.
Google Pixel 2
Also provided with fingerprints reader, AES 256, Encryption, VPN, Bug Bounty Program and Google Smart Lock Password Manager.
The Google Pixel 2 hosts also the sandbox technology and upload every month the security patches, furthremore it receives authomatically the upgrades of the software.
The Iphone X has a superior cost to the two latter devices and uses facial recognition for the authentication, which is a safer system than the one with fingerprints.
It has the AES 256 encryption, the cancellation of data following a failed access and a designated hardware chip.
It doesn’t have sandbox account or VPN, but it allows to limit the traceability of the advertising.
Its encryption system is based on unique keys for files and metadata, that are later on encrypted trough another key.