According to Mobile Marketing Association, 6 out of 10 French people favor the smartphone as a medium for accessing the Internet in June 2016. A revolutionary object of the 21st century, the smartphone makes it possible to centralize and manage the private and professional sphere on the same interface. However, the issue of securing these data remains an essential point. The French government proposes a set of safety rules, intended for users to make them aware of the main risks.
It must be reminded that mobile terminals only store data that are voluntarily recorded – e-mail, calendar, contacts, photos, documents, SMS, … – or unintentionally – navigation cache, history of dated and geo-localized movements, etc. . The first elements that can be stolen and / or pirated are security codes. Considering that the majority of users tend to use the same password to access several services and that the functionalities are always more numerous,it is easy to steal these data. These risks must be taken seriously into account in a professional context, since only one attacker and one mobile terminal are sufficient to infiltrate an organization.
The commandments to be respected to limit possible attacks
Source ANSSI National Agency for the Security of Information Systems