I really enjoyed this presentation, especially because I’m working with a member of cryptoparty on how to secure mobile devices at NYPL this weekend!! So this is all super helpful.
I feel like a lot of these “low-hanging fruits” could be offered as drop-in services to library patrons. I am imagining this could be easier to do in a public library vs an academic library, but I could be wrong. I’m envisioning a week for phone security, where a specific area of the library could be designated for full desk encryption, another for how to do local back ups, etc. with a staff member assisting with doing mini lessons and repetitive demonstrations. Again I am just imagining this and understand that all libraries usually face being short-staffed and having low funds, but imagining future programming proposals can’t hurt!
Doing a demonstration of what permissions are granted by certain apps could be a good starting off point to show patrons how pervasive privacy intrusions are by companies on mobile devices.
- unique challenges: constant pinging of cellphone towers, your location is constantly made visible to cellphone providers. and also depending on what permissions are granted to like googlemaps, etc. - your line of travel is also made visible to companies. faraday fabric could prevent this?
- three steps for securing mobile devices:
-checking what permissions are given to apps and when
-download encryption apps
after radnetworks this weekend, i started to daydream about a faraday fabric making workshop (creating cases for their smartphones) for library patrons. @Maty_C and i chatted about how fun this could be.