HProvided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile repair, sustainability and battery related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 4/15-4/18.
Odds are, you’ve probably got at least one or two IoT connected devices in addition to your phone. Buy do you ever wonder about the security of these commonplace tech devices? A recent report by Cyxtera Technologies shows that IoT devices are constantly under attack, practically from the moment they get turned on and connected to a network. And since IoT devices have little to no built-in security features, they are often targeted devices by hackers. Needless to say, with the advent of IoT devices in homes and offices, hackers also developed more cunning ways to exploit them. However, adopting security habits can prevent a variety of IoT attacks. Provided are some precautions you should take to protect your IoT devices.
If you’re in the U.S. and AT&T is your mobile network operator, you may have noticed a change at the top of your phone. For the past week, the wireless carrier has been swapping out “LTE” for “5Gᴇ” at the top of many of its customers’ devices. Many informed users know that like other mobile carriers, AT&T is in the early stages of rolling out their 5G wireless networks, which promises considerably faster data speeds and near-instant connections to other 5G devices. However, what they’re less likely to be aware of is that the “5Gᴇ” displayed on their phones aren’t exactly the 5G high speed network we’ve been promised.
With the rise in mobile technology, it is only natural to assume that the number of security incidents involving mobile devices will continue to rise as well. But a recent study shows that in just the past year, there has been a significant and concerning increase in mobile phone attacks due to many companies not taking the necessary steps to protect their enterprise assets. In a new Verizon report, one in three organizations admitted to suffering a compromise due to an unsecured mobile deice. However, the truly surprising reveal from the study is that the majority of the organizations surveyed said that they sacrificed mobile security to get other jobs and tasks done.
With the rapid rise in mobile technology, it is only natural to assume that the number of security incidents involving mobile devices has also risen. In a new Verizon report that surveyed 671 professionals in charge of mobile device procurement and management, one in three organizations admitted to suffering a compromise due to unsecured mobile device. However, the truly surprising reveal from the study is that the majority of the surveyed organizations said that they are not unaware of mobile threats, but simply forego mobile security in lieu of other security efforts.