Time and time again Apple has had to defend its tight control over the apps on their iPhone and iPads and it’s understandable why. They’ve spent years marketing their products as more secure and reliable than those powered by Google’s Android software, including Samsung. One of the cornerstones of their argument is their App Store …
For the vast majority of people, their iPhones are fantastic the way they are right now. It’s easy to use, has thousands of apps available and more.
But there is a small group of people who aren’t happy about it. They talk about the limitations that the iPhone has or how Apple has limited us by forcing us to use specific apps. And for many of those people, they wish there was some kind of alternative.
For any IT department, mobile apps can be a total nightmare. There are millions out there and more are being made every day. Unfortunately many of the apps never were developed with security in mind.
While your IT department may not be working in this area, many IT organizations have tried to counter potential threats from mobile apps through various techniques over the years. Each one has had their own rate of success, but through their efforts, we’ve learned some methods to help with mitigating risks.
With mobile devices becoming the go to device for internet access, we have to address some of the issues that our computers have dealt with in the past: viruses and security threats. The big problem with this is not that many people have security in mind when they whip out their phone.