November 27, 2017
According to Wired, multiple start-up companies are working with big-name security suppliers to make smartphones less penetrable. Do you think of your protecting your smartphone the same way you protect your laptop?
Because smartphones are a treasure trove of passwords, data, and personal information, it is important to secure them with anti-virus software like a laptop or PC. Here are a few tips to optimize the security of your phone:
● Stay off public Wi-Fi hot spots as much as you possibly can
● Don’t ignore update notifications! Keep your phone and its apps updated
● Be aware of what apps are using your location services
Instructions for updating a smartphone can be found on its manufacturer’s website. Isn’t it worth spending 20 minutes to prevent a possible intrusion from a cyber-criminal to a device that you are so dependent on? Your phone is your 24/7 lifeline, connecting you with the world! This short time commitment can save you a lot of heartache and expense…maybe even an identity theft attempt. Visit the Protect Your Mobile Devices! webpage on the Information Security Office website for additional tips.