Protecting your privacy on mobile devices

With the new payment technology and other electronic wallets coming closer to reality now would be a good time to review how well you are keeping your private information private. Smartphone’s are creating a whole new way for digital thief’s to obtain allot of information about you. With credit card , banking, social and other critical information being stored on your mobile phone it does not take much to realise how vulnerable you are to having this information pass into the hands of a stranger.

Regardless the type of smart phone or its operating system all units have tools to help you secure your device against data theft.

Short list of steps you can take to ensure that you are protecting yourself.

      1- Install an antivirus or malware software. There are plenty of good free ones out there. Considering there is an increase of over 400% from infections in the past year this is a must.
      2- Download your apps from trusted sources. Apps are the leading cause of infection because they have the most access to your phone. Always obtain your app from an official app stores such as Apple App store or Google Play.
      3- Confirm that you have backups of your data. You can never know when you lose that phone and those precious videos, documents and everything else you carry.
      4- Make sure you have GPS tracking and remote wipe services installed and functional. If at the very least you cannot get your phone back you can make sure no one else can get your data.
      5- One very common way to get your information is you. No bank, financial institution or legitimate businesses ever require you to give them your password through an email or send you an email asking you to change it. Before you take any action of this nature call the company or institution to confirm they sent it. IF you are not sure then DON’T.

This is a very short series of steps to make you aware that there are things you need to do to protect yourself. Take a minute and browse mobile security online and find out more about what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Links to get free protection against malware
Avast Mobile Security (Free) : http://www.avast.com/free-mobile-security
Kaspersky anti virus for mobile :
Norton mobile protection : https://mobilesecurity.norton.com/

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1 Response to “Protecting your privacy on mobile devices”

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