St. John's University (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 6252-6256
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
An exponential increase in the number of web enabled mobile devices during the last 7 years has provided an enormous opportunity for businesses around the world. These days, web enabled mobile devices have become the primary source of connecting and accessing information for millions of Internet users around the world. By the end of 2013, 6% of the world’s population owned tablets and 22% owned smartphones while around 20% use the traditional personal computers. It is expected that the number of smartphone users will reach 1.75 billion by 2014. However, as the number of users of web enabled devices increases, security vulnerabilities of these devices become more and more exposed. Several years ago, cyber-threats targeted personal computers exclusively. However, with the popularity of web enabled devices, we have seen that different security threats have targeted web enabled devices on a massive scale. In this paper, we will examine different cyber-security threats toward web enabled devices. Furthermore, we offer several practical steps to deal with these threats.
Web Enabled Mobile Devices, Security of Smartphone.