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Malware is on the rise for smartphones as they lack the same type of security system that you find on a desktop or laptop. Because of this fact mobile phones are being targeted by criminals across the world as a way to access personal data much easier.
09/10/2011 02:13 blog.bestlaptopbattery.co.uk Top 3 Important Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Security Top 3 Important Ways to Improve Your See Also: Smartphone Security Malware is on the rise for smartphones as they lack the same type of security system that you find Many people like the convenience of using a Blue- on a desktop or laptop. Because of this fact mobile tooth headset, but that convenience makes it very phones are being targeted by criminals across the easy for others to listen in on phone conversations world as a way to access personal data much ea- and provides them with the ability to download all sier. Here’s look at three ways that you can improve of your important data as well. Make sure to use your smartphone security as well as the security an encrypted Bluetooth headset if you want to be of mobile devices along with the type of threat and hands-free in a public setting. Otherwise opt for risk that you may face. the wired headset to help protect your information from falling into the hands of the wrong people. The third area that most people don’t consider is the use of social media sites. With so much public infor- mation now being displayed on Twitter,Facebook and other websites and makes it very easy for hackers and criminals to target this type of information. Hackers can then use this information to send ma- The first place for smartphone security risks are at licious e-mails that are specifically targeted to you your local Starbucks, restaurant, hotel or any place that they will hope you will click on the link inside that has wireless internet access that you don’t need the e-mail to take you to an infected website. As a a password to use. In these locations someone that general rule you should never click on a link in the is on the same network can easily hack into your e-mail unless it is from someone you have personally device and download all of your important informa- met and even then you should be cautious. tion and files unless you have data encryption on it. While smartphones have made it much easier to Because most smart phones bought today have very communicate with family members and to do bu- little encryption capability or not at all it is best to siness on the road they also create potential secu- turn off your Wi-Fi unless you’re using it at home rity risks for your personal information and data or at work. If you have a smart phone that you’re from your company. It is important that you take using for work purposes is best to use some type the necessary steps to protect this information at joliprint of mobile VPN product that can better protect your all costs to keep you from potential problems down information. the road. By following the smartphone security tips listed above, you should be less likely to face security risks in the future. Printed with http://blog.bestlaptopbattery.co.uk/top-3-important-ways-to-improve-your-smartphone-security/ Page 1 09/10/2011 02:13 blog.bestlaptopbattery.co.uk Top 3 Important Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Security CloudTag: Improve , Smartphone , Security , Acer aspire 5920 battery ,Toshiba pa3534u-1brs battery joliprint Printed with http://blog.bestlaptopbattery.co.uk/top-3-important-ways-to-improve-your-smartphone-security/ Page 2
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