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Youth, Apathy, And Salary Dictate Mobile Threats To Business
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RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/15/2015 | 3:34:38 PM
Accountability
User awareness especially on password sharing is crucial. I have done a few orientations where I have explicitly stated to the employees that you are not to share your password. I don't care if the action wasn't performed by you, if its under your account and you've been sharing your credentials then you are accountable. I think a higher degree of accountability would help eliminate the apathetic mindset. But the question is how much capital and work hours should be devoted to it.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
4/15/2015 | 3:39:05 PM
Re: Accountability
I was a little confused about the device-sharing thing, but one example Aruba gave was letting your kids play on your smartphone or tablet. 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 8:35:14 AM
Re: Accountability
Ah thats a good point. I am not sure, besides not letting your children play with the device, how to lock that down. On PC's you can set non-administrative users so they have minimal capabilities but that functionality doesn't really carry over into the mobile realm.
SgS125
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 9:30:13 AM
If you run android 5 you can share safely
From the Lollipop site:
  • Device Sharing


    More flexible sharing with family and friends
    • Multiple users for phones. If you forget your phone, you still can call any of your friends (or access any of your messages, photos etc.) by simply logging into another Android phone running Lollipop. Also perfect for families who want to share a phone, but not their stuff
    • Guest user for phones and tablets means you can lend your device and not your info
    • Screen pinning: pin your screen so another user can access just that content without messing with your other stuff 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:22:55 PM
Mobile device hacking?
 

I would like to take it in this sense, it may be the fact that not everything runs on mobile devices such as Java, Flash, .... and that actually crates a level of security where the hackers need to find out a different ways of hacking and that is basically too much work.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:25:19 PM
Re: Accountability
If you share device you are basically sharing password too, fingerprint scanner is a good way to overcome that problem.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:26:52 PM
Re: Accountability
I think you can still out certain restrictions on mobile device for your kids.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:29:48 PM
Re: Accountability
Very true. But lets make a connection that if you are sharing a device its normally on the premise that you trust the person and are most likely making it so they can leverage your device as well. At that point you could add your own fingerprint to ensure repeated access. Considering that the sharing of the device is deliberate I think the only way to ensure a means of restriction is segmented user access. IE to build on your example, if you have 2 people and I sign in with my fingerprint I end up getting my own security settings whereas another persons fingerprint will log them in yielding different security settings.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:30:20 PM
Re: If you run android 5 you can share safely
True, you can enable Multiple User Accounts on Android. That is good but unfortunate not the case in iOS.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/16/2015 | 2:31:43 PM
Re: Accountability
That's what I am trying to get at. Is that functionality available from a mobile perspective? If so I was not aware and could you elaborate as to how this is accomplished (The method to which you are referring)?
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