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Mobile Security: A Pocket Guide by Steven Furnell

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CHAPTER 7: KNOW YOUR LIMITS

Although mobile devices offer security, the level and flexibility of the protection is often somewhat less than in a full PC context. Users and organisations need to be aware of this in order to make informed decisions about whether data ought to find its way onto a device in the first place, and the approaches that can be used to stop it.

With all of the earlier chapters having emphasised the need to ensure that our devices are protected, this one now presents a caveat by highlighting that some things may not be possible. Although much of the access that we can achieve through mobile devices is comparable to our desktop systems, the security provisions are sometimes less mature. Indeed, if you are a regular user ...

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