technology

Smartphone Security

Would you leave your new computer unprotected by not installing anti-virus software? If your answer is: Of course not, then why should your smartphone be any different? I recently read an article stating data taken from a survey of smartphone users. It reported 70% of users felt they were safe from cybercrime. This did not surprise me. Most people tend to think that the technology is different therefore the ability to hack and steal information must be different. I’m here to say this is not true and don’t you believe it!

Have you ever been out and your friend asks, “Who sang that song we used to sing back in college?” And you reply with, “I can’t remember, let’s Google it!” So you break out your phone and away you go. Essentially you are accessing the same websites that your computer would as if you were sitting behind the desk in your office. Think of your smartphone as your pocket pc. More and more viruses are being launched targeting smartphones. Most recently a nasty Trojan called SpyEye targets your bank account. It sits and waits, incognito, waiting for you to check your bank balance only to steal your credentials and then erase its tracks. You wouldn’t even know until you go back to check your account balance only to realize it has taken a vacation without you. Don’t be a victim of vacation stealing. Take action today!

I highly recommend researching security applications for your phone without hesitation. Most times you can find a free app. And who doesn’t like free?

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