How Secure is Your Mobile Phone?

More business owners and executives are relying on their mobile devices to transact business. Having access to a Smartphone or an iPad is a lot easier than lugging around a laptop everywhere you go. Unfortunately, today’s mobile phone technology not only makes our lives easier, it also makes the life of a criminal much easier. The good news is there are several ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam.

Maintain a Security Mobile Device

In order to maintain a secure mobile phone, make sure you keep it updated with the latest anti-virus software. When you update the software on your mobile phone, this prevents vulnerabilities.

Be Careful of the Links You Click  

Recently, there was a phishing scam going around that contained malicious links within emails. The emails were targeted at business owners. People were lured to a fake website that supposedly posted negative comments about their business. It was just another scam.

In reality, this is nothing new, phishing attacks and scams are conjured up daily by ruthless criminals. They’re just waiting for the right moment to swindle mobile users credit card information and other private information. Avoid clicking on any links that appear suspicious.

Install a Mobile Phone Security Application

Hacking an iPhone, Blackberry, Android or any other mobile device is becoming easier and easier for criminals. People often wonder how a criminal hacks a mobile device. The question is not how does a criminal hack a cell phone, but how can you prevent hackers from invading your phone privacy.  In order to protect yourself, you need a robust security mobile device application.  When you install a mobile phone secure encryption chip, like TrustChip by KoolSpan, you can safeguard your data and protect against threats.

Protect Your Mobile Phone from Spyware

Imagine someone downloading spyware onto your corporate phone to track your location, text messages, phone usage and banking activity? This may sound like a scene straight from a sci-fi movie but it has happened to many people. There are several free apps that you can download in the iTunes store or Android Market. However, if you use your mobile phone for your business, it is highly recommended that you install a robust security mobile device solution that provides optimal security.

To find out information about security mobile device solutions, contact us or call 240-880-4400.

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