The Boogie Man In Your Pocket - Page 2
I have compiled a list of ways you can protect yourself and prevent your device from falling under the control of someone else...
* Don't click links in emails that may have you download something or sign in to a website using your username and password. Always go directly to the website. For example, if you get email from Bank of America, don't click any links in it. Instead go to the Bank Of America website directly by typing in the URL in your browser.
* Don't visit websites that aren't "known" to you. You have very little to fear from Ebay, Amazon, Google, CNN, etc... but unknown websites with lots of ads are just waiting to inject some nasty malware code into your device via your browser.
* APPS: The ultimate culprit, trojans. There are thousands of apps tempting you to download some free new super app that does wonderful things, but hiding within may well be malicious code with evil intent, even opening a backdoor into your device to transfer your information out.
* WiFi: Try to avoid using public WiFi on your smartphone. This opens up your device to the wild west of the unknown on the internet because there aren't any network security measures in place. Public WiFi hotspots are playgrounds for hackers seeking to harvest data from your mobile device.
* Activate installation password protection measures to prevent your device from downloading apps or files without your permission
Total Defence, formerly a division of CA Technologies.
Macafee Mobile Security
Norton offers Norton Mobile Security 2012
and finally Kapersky Mobile rounds out the list.
Good luck out there. Enjoy your device, you can, if you exercise a bit of awareness and common sense.
- J. D. Redmond