What exactly is a mobile device? The National Institute of Standards and Technology list mobile devices as,
Having a small form factor
Uses at least one wireless network interface for Internet access using Wi-Fi or cellular networking
Contains Local built-in data storage
An operating system that is not a full-fledged desktop or laptop operating system
Uses applications available through multiple methods (provided with the operating system, accessed through web browser, acquired and installed from third parties
Has built-in features for synchronizing local data with a remote location (desktop or laptop computer, organization servers, telecommunications provider servers, other third party servers, etc.)
Mobile security is still in its early stages, and as such, care must be taken on your part to ensure its security. Steps that can be taken to ensure the safety of your information in your tablet.
- Security apps like Lookout, Kaspersky, Avast, Norton, and Ewallet.
- Turn off wifi when you are not using it or when moving from a wifi hotspot. Your tablet will attempt to latch on to any wifi that is around and may catch viruses or worms in this way.
- Be careful with which apps are downloaded from the apps store. Read the comments and read what information each app shares onto the Internet.
- GPS capable devises are at increased risk of targeted attacks because it is easier for potential attackers to determine where the user and the mobile device are.