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Lock your mobile device

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) advises locking your device when you are not currently using it. You might only step away for a couple of minutes, but that’s enough time for someone to steal or destroy your information. Use strong PINs, passwords and biometric (fingerprints, facial recognition) to prevent others from opening […]

Delete your old, unused apps on all your devices

Have you ever downloaded an app, used it a few times, but never actually got around to deleting it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. However, it could be a major security risk. If you don’t keep up with your apps, you may not know which ones aren’t being updated anymore. Those dormant apps lose the […]

Enable remote device wiping or recovery to protect sensitive data

Let’s say you lose your company-given cellphone somewhere, but on that phone there’s delicate corporate information. Enabling remote wipe on your phone allows the IT department to erase the data. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone: The “Find My iPhone” feature must first be enabled On a separate device, sign into iCloud.com and […]

If you notice these strange symptoms, your phone may have been hacked

Although more malware attacks happen to Android users, both Android and iPhone users can be hacked. Common signs include: A noticeably sluggish performance with frequent freezing Strange pop-up alerts Outgoing calls and texts you haven’t sent Poor battery life Use a product like Total Defense Mobile Security software to increase your protection from mobile malware […]

Don’t access your online banking app while on public WiFi

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, […]

Turn off auto Wi-Fi connections on your devices

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.