Being on a public WiFi network can pose all sorts of security risks, as you never know who else is connected. If you must use public WiFi, avoid using apps that contain any personal or financial information to mitigate the chance of it being stolen. If you need to access these apps while in public, […]
With automatic Wi-Fi connectivity enabled, your mobile device will connect to any known network or SSID that doesn’t require a password. You might be at risk if these Wi-Fi connections are monitored by untrusted third-parties. Set your your mobile devices to forget networks you no longer need, or just turn off Wi-Fi entirely.
If someone gets hold of your phone, tablet or computer, and there’s no lock screen, the thief suddenly has access to everything on your device. While some of your apps will require passwords and multifactor authentication, many apps, like your photos and notes, typically do not. Also, if you don’t log out of your social […]
Device fingerprinting can track devices over time, based on your browser’s configurations and settings. Because each browser is unique, device fingerprinting can identify your device, without using cookies. Since device fingerprinting uses the characteristics of your browser configuration to track you, deleting cookies won’t help. Device fingerprinting technologies are evolving and can be used to […]
Are you thinking about recycling, trading or handing down your mobile device? After first backing up your data, be sure you do a factory reset, so that the new recipient won’t be able to see anything private personal information you left behind.
You should never leave your device unlocked when you walk away from it. However, we all make mistakes. You can alter the amount of time it takes for your device to lock on its own to add an extra layer of protection. Shorten the timer to as short as you are comfortable — less than […]
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