Markus Jakobsson

Data theft among smartphone users. Scammers steal the access data on Facebook, Twitter and PayPal attempts. Modern mobile devices are very convenient for traveling and from everyday life impossible to imagine. With only one access is required to the Internet connected users with everything and can easily update Twitter and her Facebook status, edit emails as well as with the help of PayPal payments direct and receive as with a computer. But how is the protection by the gang in the network with mobile devices? On computers, security is aware of each, because the security certificates are used and displayed, and so the attentive user detects fake websites, SSL certificates, https-logins etc..

Now, but on mobile phones and other mobile devices don’t address with https or secure login or to detect green light signals for mobile devices are tiny popular small and compact in-buttons and small bodies. Precisely because of this size, it is often difficult between fake and original left to distinguish, because mobile phones are so small, and there’s often just not enough space for this protection. Facts login pages by phishers are a serious risk for the user, away for users just go on the Internet via the address and your login credentials, click the login button without safety symbol. The phones are the ultimate for use on the road and so many simply enter the address and your login information and click on the login button without noticing that the pages are not logged. As long as the mobile applications are so simple and easy to handle, it is easy the data to divert the hackers on the important information of the user for Facebook, Twitter accounts, Amazon, eBay accounts and stop also PayPal to come.

Users can help themselves by avoiding processes, where there are processes risks for phishing. Markus Jakobson of explains how to better protect and proceed with whatever means the store. David Wagner, a Berkeley computer science professor, believes that until there are better ways is for mobile use to communicate with each other, this is still a serious problem and must finally be solved. A more famous person who also works with his team on a solution is Markus Jakobsson, principal scientist of consumer security at PayPal. He is for the development of software with Smartphone operating systems together working and so would work like the spoof would be killer, only so to track which applications and websites are legitimate and may ask for the password and what application is faked. Carsten long