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Hi guys,

I heard someone said that somehow, mobile version of website is less secured than their PC counterpart. is there any truth to this?
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I heard that the moon is made of green cheese.

Did whoever dropped this gem of wisdom have any facts or details to support this supposition?
 
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were they saying ALL mobile websites are less secure, or <one specific one>? The former is simply ridiculous. Even the later would require some evidence for me to believe them, or they would have to have some established credibility on the subject.
 
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Yes, I have heard the same. In one of the projects I worked, Bill Me Later (BML) was not implemented for Mobile App/web because it was less secure and BML needed SSN of the user to be entered in the website.
 
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Just because for one specific website this was true (such as the one Kashyap is talking about) does not mean that this is true in general for all websites.

There's no general technical reason why mobile versions of websites are always less secure than their PC counterpart.
 
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Don't know about others but chrome on android has an option that says "Request desktop site". I have used this option several times when I have to access some websites that deliver ridiculously designed pages for mobile browsers. So what's the point in not including a particular functionality in a website when requested from a mobile?
Further, it is very common for CMS templates to deliver a differently laid out set of pages for mobiles. But any form submission goes to the same backend and the request from mobile browser will pretty much have the same parameters as a request from a PC browser. So why would that necessarily be any more or less secure?

If someone claims that mobile device itself is less secure than a PC, that is a different matter. It could be argued that it is easier for a mobile to be misplaced or to be stolen and so therefore it is less secure.
 
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I never done mobile website before. the one true thing that I know for sure is mobile has screen and processor/memory limitation, so need to design the website accordingly (javascript not too complex, screen not too big, etc)
but still not sure about security part.

@Paul:
haha, yeah, being easily misplaced or stolen is indeed another "unsecure" aspect of mobile devices, but I'll ignore that part for now, I'm focused on IT-related security.
 
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David Spades wrote:but still not sure about security part.


Because ... ?
 
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