ERIC Number: EJ842656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Mastering Mobile Security
Panettieri, Joseph C.
Campus Technology, v20 n5 p18-19 Jan 2007
Without proper security, mobile devices are easy targets for worms, viruses, and so-called robot ("bot") networks. Hackers increasingly use bot networks to launch massive attacks against eCommerce websites--potentially targeting one's online tuition payment or fundraising/financial development systems. How can one defend his mobile systems against such threats? This article outlines five basic steps for achieving an effective mobile security program, namely: (1) What's Your Policy?; (2) Plug Information Leaks; (3) Find the Magic Touch; (4) Master Identity Management; and (5) Fire Your Vendors.
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Higher Education, Computer Security, Privacy, Safety, Computers, Telecommunications, Computer Networks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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