Snapchat. YouTube. Amazon Prime NOW. All totally essential apps, amiright? But have you ever gone to download a brand new gaming app that looks suspicious? Low reviews, limited legit feedback, and for some reason, the app needs access to your GPS data?
Mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal and professional lives. What makes mobile devices so versatile are the millions of apps we can choose from. These apps enable us to be more productive, instantly communicate and share with others, train and educate or just have more fun. However, with the power of all these mobile apps come risks.
Some steps you can take to securely use and maintain your mobile apps are provided in this month's “OUCH!” security awareness newsletter published by the SANS Institute.
Have you ever visited the app store and stumbled across some questionable apps? Do you read the permissions required before you download an app?
You may not consider the security risk that exists when you use and download apps, but luckily, the SANS Institute has considered the potential dangers. These experts in cybersecurity publish a monthly security awareness newsletter, called OUCH!, and January’s edition showcases steps you can take to securely use and maintain your mobile apps.
The Enterprise Applications team in the Office of the CIO reviews OSU Mobile on an ongoing basis. When they receive suggestions from users for improvements, they work on making those improvements reality. Here are a few examples of recent upgrades to the OSU Mobile App:
Recently completed as of May 15, 2014: