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Protect your phone

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Do you use your smartphone? How often do you take steps to project the information which is stored inside. Be as smart as your phone!

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Protect your phone

  1. 1. Be As Smart As Your Phone: Protect Your Phone Katie Kalk Tricia Jose Paul Chiang
  2. 2. Wi-Fi Networks Free ≠ safe Hacker tactics: – Man In the Middle Attack – Evil Twin Attack Strategies: – Know your networks/use password protected networks – Use HTTPS when available – Run Firewall/antivirus program – Do not use public Wi-Fi for sensitive material
  3. 3. Wi-Fi Networks Free ≠ safe Hacker tactics: – Man In the Middle Attack – Evil Twin Attack Strategies: – Know your networks/use password protected networks – Use HTTPS when available – Run Firewall/antivirus program – Do not use public Wi-Fi for sensitive material
  4. 4. Public banking on your phone Andrew Hoog is the co-founder of a company called viaForensics, which recently tested six of the most popular banking apps for potential weaknesses. Only one app passed the test. Some, like Wells Fargos Android app, stored critical information on the phone in plain text. …so now what? Strategies?
  5. 5. Smishing
  6. 6. Malicious applications “nearly one in five mobile phone users have experienced some type of security threat with their device.” - USA Today 3069 malicious Android application package files have been detected in the first 3 month period of 2012 - F-Secure’s 2012 Mobile Threat Report
  7. 7. Malicious applications Download = access Strategies: – Stay official (App Store/Google Play) – Check references/read reviews – Think about permissions
  8. 8. Geotagging What is it? – GPS coordinates linked onto pictures, social media, messages, etc “Checking in” So what? – Who can see my location? How can they see my location?
  9. 9. Geotagging How to disable: – iPhone: • Settings > General > Location Services > Disable – Blackberry: • Menu > Options > Disabled > Save – Android: • Menu > Settings > Geotagging/Location Storage > Off
  10. 10. What’s your digital tattoo?

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