07 October 2019
Mobile mania hit Singapore again in September 2019 with the launch of some freshly dropped Apples, in the form of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Owning the latest hardware is, of course, only half the story: what each of these handheld supercomputers offers is the ability to load all kinds of apps - providing entertainment, connectivity with family and friends, and also serve as a productivity tool for work. However, we are often unaware of the risks inherent in such devices and apps. This can be from simply clicking “Yes” when asked if you would allow an app to access your device’s phonebook or hardware. The previous issue of Cybersense focused on the problem of mobile malware; building on this, we now look at some security risks that mobile phones and apps themselves present.