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Oman Threat Hunters 2019

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Mobile Data Encryption

Mobile Data Encryption

Category: Mobile Security | Published Date: 25/07/2013 | Author: OCERT | Rating: Mobile Data Encryption(1177 Votes)


Encryption is the process of converting your personal and confidential information into unreadable format using special algorithms to prevent unauthorized people from accessing or using your information.
Data encryption can happen at 3 different levels:

  • File Level

At this level you ensure that certain files are encrypted and cannot be accessed by anyone else.

  • Folder Level

At this level you ensure that the whole folder and its content is not compromised this feature is advisable for work related material, personal photos and banking details.

  • Device Level

This is the ultimate encryption form since it encrypts the whole device from the OS level all the way to the content of the device.
 

Don’t forget to encrypt and password protect your SD card and its content. People usually forget how easy it is to open SD cards.


There are apps that allows you to set password for certain folders and files, but that’s not enough! Passwords can be cracked so you need to encrypt and password protect your files and folders for maximum protection. (This also applies to all of your external storage devices)

Good example of encryption apps include: Sophos Mobile Encryption, Symantec Mobile Encryption.