N/APosted on - 05/26/2015
I have a smart phone and I frequently connect to internet via free hotspots available everywhere. But recently I could see that my mobile had slowed down a lot and hence got this doubt. Is security in mobiles sufficient enough to browse, check mails, pay bills using free Wi-Fi? What happens to my mobile for getting slow down for no reason? Does Android provide more security or the other windows phone? What are the vulnerabilities involved in accessing some unknown internet hotspots which comes from unknown source?
How to make sure of security while accessing Wi-Fi
Most of the mobile phones in recent times tend to have security apertures embedded in their operating system, but it is not sufficient to protect one from vulnerabilities. There are much vulnerability that are in the current systems, and especially involves websites and the content that is in that website. While using Wi-Fi, there are various people who connect to one hotspot and you never know what the hotspot transmits to other users. The security of smart phone while using Wi-Fi is not enough to control personal information.
The best ways is to confirm if there are unknown applications running in the phone to determine if they slow down the phone. There are also anti viruses that are in the market for smartphone. With each passing day, Android programmers grow in numbers due to the various users and the simplicity of making applications. Windows applications are hard to come by, making the security of Windows phones are safer than Android phones.
When using hotspots, hackers and crackers siphon data from one's phone. There is also a possibility of people connecting to other peripherals that are not in line to making the security of the persons data intact. Denial of Service, where the people running the hotspots limit the connection to the internet. Phishing among other vulnerabilities occur.