Mobile sites - Resurrecting security risks
In today's world any self respecting web site must provide access to its services through a desktop browser as well as a mobile device. This basically means that there are two versions to every site, one for desktop users and one for mobile users. Are both secure? How do we know for sure?
First, let's take a quick look at some of the reasons why companies would prefer to have mobile users visit a mobile-based site instead of directing them to the original desktop site.
- Technologies - There are certain technologies that are not supported on a mobile device (e.g. Flash on iOS) that would have to be re-designed to meet smartphone requirements.
- User experience - The user experience is completely different. For example, take the hover action, a desktop user can hover over a certain area and have menus sliding this way and that. But on a mobile device hovering does not exist.