Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing will become increasingly binded in the next few years. But what are the risks associated of this intermingling of these two ? Previously we wrote that, Cloud Computing Brought the Success of Tablet Model of Computing and in this article we will judge from a different aspect.
Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing : The Current Status
Increasingly we are finding more mobile applications which are linked to the back-end services in the cloud computing services, which can respond elastically to the mobile client’s demand and are able to protect the data center companies from rush of traffic traffic. Almost every SaaS has now a mobile client, which is nothing but a test that confirms the adoption of this model.
Cloud Computing infrastructure providing companies will become more comfortable with the development of teams who will build apps in the cloud. This gives the team the ability to configure the security barriers through a formal policy which can determine what type of development is acceptable. The cloud is not conceived as a commodity product, because despite the cloud services are going to standardization and automation, when these processes are far from bringing cloud services to the status of commodities. We have already seen that cloud services behind high-end hardware with GPU, SSD and other infrastructure options clearly are not a part of commodity hardware.
Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing : The Security Risks
As these Apps usually are distributed through official marketplace like Google Play, there is enough risk of abusing the root access by these applications. Users precise private data can easily be stolen in real time instead of attacking files like malwares, the location data, pictures, possible mode of transport can be easily be captured without the users’ knowledge and sent without the need of any consent.
This is particularly important for the employees involved in important areas of any country, the important decision makers or just a common man. Instead of using any human spy, it is possible to abuse the advantage of Cloud Computing by the third parties.