Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go learning has become a reality due to mobile learning. It’s constantly evolving, as the technology focus has shifted to Smartphones from computers. However, security and privacy issues in mobile learning may play spoil sport. Though learning solutions providers make large claims about m-learning, only a few organizations are coming forward to adopt it because of the possible threats. Malware/viruses, system and data security, users’ privacy, Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues pose challenges in the path of mobile learning. This post discusses the security concerns associated with mobile learning and ways to overcome them.

Three Threats

1. Third Party Apps

Technology experts say most third party mobile apps do not use secure connections for data access. Because of this, your enterprise data and personal information are vulnerable to cyber attacks and at a risk of password thefts. Recognizing this threat, companies such as Snapchat and Instagram cut off third party apps.

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