Top Mobile Security Concerns In 2022 — A Review By Phonato Studios
Cybersecurity experts believe that the biggest hacking attempts will be made with the help of malware-infected mobile applications in 2022. In the past few months, such attacks have gone up dramatically, leaving users exposed to frauds and scams. As the world attempts to predict what lies ahead, Phonato Studios studies the critical threats and concerns that organizations, as well as individuals, must be aware of so that they can take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their data:
1. Enterprise applications may leave organizations vulnerable
Experts believe that the risk of data breaches will only go up as employees increasingly access enterprise applications through unsecured networks. With hybrid working models becoming the norm, this will lead to glaring gaps in data security, along with leaving employees vulnerable to identity thefts. If proper security protocols are not set at the organizational level, this may also cause loss of critical intellectual property in the long run.
2. Spyware will proliferate
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that mobile devices have become an inseparable part of our lives. Because of this, mobile devices have been identified as the perfect candidates for spyware injection. What makes this problem even more serious is the fact that spyware tools and solutions are easily available on popular forums such as GitHub for fraudsters and scammers.
3. Ransomware attacks will go up
We already saw an overwhelming spike in the number of ransomware attacks in the previous months. Experts at Phonato Studios believe that this trend will continue to grow, as scammers embrace more sophisticated tools to siphon away personal information/block access to important documents of unsuspecting victims and use such data as leverage to extract money out of them. The way out of this conundrum is to practice cyber hygiene. In addition to this, make sure that you do not entertain suspicious links in spam emails or install fake/duplicate mobile applications.
4. QR Codes will be compromised
If you have noticed, QR codes are everywhere. Scammers and threat actors have realized this as well. While QR codes make cashless transactions—among many other things—a breeze, they may also leave you exposed to the whims and fancies of cybercriminals. The problem here is that these codes can be easily replaced by scammers or be tampered with in order to lead you to a duplicate website. If you fall prey to such scams, you may lose your important data or the cash in your bank account within seconds. That is why it is vital to do your due diligence while working with QR codes.
What's Phonato Studios doing about such scams & cyber threats?
Phonato Studios is the product development arm of its flagship company, RNF Technologies. Developing intuitive mobile applications and mobile gaming apps, it embraces the best security practices right at the development stages to deliver scam- and spam-free experiences to its users.
While these threats seem scary, service providers can go a long way in keeping such issues at bay by embracing security solutions. In addition to this, mobile users must be careful while navigating the web so that they don’t end up clicking on suspicious links. Compromised devices can cause a lot of harm, which is why the need of the hour is to walk the extra mile to prioritize mobile security and safety.