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Mobile Device Security – Best Practices

Protecting Mobile devices is not too different than protecting your PC from the constant stream of email and hostile website attacks. To ensure safety, below are ideas for mobile device users to improve safety:

TECHNOLOGY ORIENTED CONTROLS – Anti-Virus and Security products are now offered and can be used to block many attacks
— Patch your Mobile Device as security updates become available
— Avoid Jailbreaking your mobile device, which takes down layers of security control provided by the operating system
— Keep Permissions locked down for your Mobile phone (and lock them down further than defaults if necessary)

USER BASED CONTROLS FOR SAFETY – Research any application offered prior to installing it
— Only install popular applications from mainstream websites (after researching it’s legitimacy)
— Avoid email spam and invitations for cool free mobile software
— Avoid installing any application unless you absolutely need it
— Avoid visiting any suspicious website links
— Read any warning messages presented carefully

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