5 Myths About Mobile Networks to Hang Up The Phone On: If you live in an area where 5G technology is being deployed, you may have questions about 5G technology and mobile networks. Mobile networks make it easy to access data anywhere, but you should be careful to protect your privacy. Here are five debunked myths about mobile networks.
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5G technology is dangerous
Despite what people think, 5G technology is not hazardous to your health. It does not cause cancer or brain tumors, nor is it linked to COVID-19. Communications providers like Connected Solutions Group use 5G technology to connect to remote areas quickly and easily, which increases safety and gives remote regions access to broader resources. Far from being a danger to public health, the increased power of these networks can actually be valuable in emergencies.
Mobile devices don’t store sensitive company information
The main idea behind the myth is that people rarely access email and mobile device files. People only access these files for a short period, so they don’t usually see sensitive information. Therefore, business-critical data won’t be compromised or lost by mistake.
Many people now have mobile access, whether on a tablet or a smartphone. A modern high-capacity device stores a lot of information, including emails and files. Other people can access unencrypted or unprotected data easily. That means it’s essential for people to encrypt data they don’t want others to see.
Password managers, device PINs, and authentication schemes prevent unauthorized access
Users often have difficulty remembering complex, frequently-changing passcodes. Those who write down passwords defeat the entire authentication scheme and the password management process.
For this reason, organizations need to increase their security measures. Using two-factor authentication is an option worth considering for granting access to organization-wide applications. Modern two-factor authentication schemes replace token generators with a text-messaging-based method that delivers pins to a user’s mobile phone.
Users who run the most recent versions of iOS and Android are currently on patches and security updates
Although you may find it surprising, organizations believe carriers provide timely wireless updates. That couldn’t be more inaccurate. Millions of Android phones and tablets run outdated software full of security flaws.
While Google releases updates constantly, carriers want people to upgrade their devices. Because of that, there’s rarely a full over-the-air update unless major problems impact many users. And even then, there’s no guarantee.
Because the Apple App Store and Google Play Store verify and block malware, they are safe sources
Apple monitors apps on its website, and Google performs a few high-level checks, but most malware apps still find their way onto the market. It’s up to the enterprise’s mobile operations manager to use allowlists and blocklists so that only safe mobile apps are allowed to run.
These are just some of the myths people believe about mobile networks. If you’re considering purchasing a mobile device, think about what you’ll use it for, and consider how you’ll keep your personal information safe when you use it.
By taking those steps, you’ll reduce the risk of people accessing your personal information and be able to use your mobile device to stay in touch with the people most important to you.