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According to research, people spend an average of 5 hours on their phones, and most phone users make an average of 5,427 touches on their mobile phones daily. This usage by mobile users creates a digital footprint that can be termed digital life. Users' online lives become good or bad depending upon user experience, security, or ease of access in mobile applications. If you are reading this article, it automatically becomes part of your digital life. This article will explore the security vulnerabilities aspect of digital experience from mobile applications and how you can lead a healthy digital life.
What is Digital Life?
Smartphones have penetrated almost every aspect of our lives. You buy groceries, book holidays, learn news, get entertained by digital streaming platforms, meet your potential life partner, find friends, etc., from these mobile applications. This vast digital footprint created is utilized by many companies such as marketing, eCommerce, and hackers. Usually, we do not have any problems with marketers or any product company using the information as it follows the terms and conditions signed by us. But hackers utilizing this information leads to a destructive impact on us. Hackers get information by exploiting vulnerabilities in mobile applications we use, which none of us want.
Digital life can also encompass the way we interact on Facebook, the tweets we send out, the type of people we follow, the people we follow, the pictures we post on Instagram, and so on. These social media applications are pretty robust when it comes to security. However, these have also come under attack and led to cyber theft.
In recent times, with the proliferation of smartphones, people no longer have to pay huge sums to purchase laptops or desktops anymore when they can buy a suitable smartphone for one-third the price. Because of this, many people use the internet, creating a digital footprint.
While interacting with mobile applications i.e we click a lot of links, post a lot of pictures, comment on a lot of stuff, buy a lot of things and this is called data. This data is the information we leave while using mobile applications, they show everything we do, every site you visited, every person’s picture you liked, every link you clicked, etc.
This data is basically a detailed report about you, it is similar to having a detailed report on how many shirts you have, how many shoes you have, what color of shirt you wore to work or school today, etc.
This happens due to vulnerabilities in mobile applications. As per a survey done by PC mag, the situation is quite grim for most applications. If users become aware of these vulnerabilities, they can demand developers to fix their applications for vulnerabilities.
We need a way to protect the details of our digital life from being accessed by people without permission. This is where MobSF can help. An open-source tool, MobSF can explore vulnerabilities in mobile applications and help developers fix them.
What is MobSF?
MobSF is an acronym that stands for Mobile Security Framework. It is an Open Source framework capable of performing security testing on mobile applications.
MobSF is a security framework that helps perform end-to-end security testing on mobile apps. In simple words, MobSF is software that allows individuals to check the security of their data on ios and android mobile apps; it helps individuals check out the safety and permissions of mobile apps on both Android and iOS.
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