In the latest news to reiterate that phone operating systems are not sufficiently secure Apple is scrambling to update the Iphone OS (as reported by Businessinsider.com). The “Pegasus” spyware package is apparently impossible to detect and turns any iphone into a nearly ideal spying device, monitoring the users communications, sending their passwords, reporting the GPS location, monitoring the phone audio, and basically taking over the phone.
File Drop Vault recommends using dedicated computers for business and other sensitive information. These computers should not be synched with mobile devices, or used for random web surfing. Careful monitoring of activity, strong firewall rules, and other basic security measures can dramatically reduce the risk of malware infection. Links and attachments in email should be thoroughly vetted before access.
Stay safe out there!