These days, the smartphone has become our most used personal tool. It accompanies us everywhere we go and we use it to store our important information. Professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and financial advisors are constantly dealing with confidential client information and they have an even greater need for information security. What advice can we give to these professionals to safeguard the client information on their phones? What features should professionals look for in a communications app in order to keep their client data secure?
We discuss 5 important information security features that communication apps should have and how CoverMe meets these requirements:
Does not link your phone number with your account.
Recent news reports have shown vulnerabilities in popular messaging apps due to the network SS7 bug that let’s hackers assume a user’s phone number and take over their account.
A communications app should never use phone number SMS verification as a method to gain access to an account.
With CoverMe, there is no link between your phone number and your account, eliminating the possibility of hackers using the SS7 weakness to gain control of a user’s account.
Account should not provide password recovery service.
If hackers are able to crack your email account password, then they can use password recovery to gain entry into all your other accounts.
CoverMe does not provide password recovery service. Instead, when users lose their password, they can recover it themselves through multiple levels of verification, including user defined security questions and geographic location.
Log-in from only one device
For information security, CoverMe does not support log-in from multiple devices.
If a hacker somehow gains access to an account from another device, they will need to enter a master password, answer security questions set by the user and also be in the original geographical location where the master password was set in order to enter the account.
Data is only stored on local device
Users’ data is only stored locally on their device and is never stored on CoverMe’s servers.
This prevents leak of information if CoverMe’s servers are hacked.
Automatically record and store intruder break-in attempts
If an intruder tries to break into a user’s account, their phone’s front facing camera will snap a picture of the intruder, the time and location of the break-in and send an alert to the user.
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