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Cybercrooks Targeting Cell Phones


Everyone has a smart phone today. Apple, Android, Windows…. With the amount of
information on our phones today, protecting them is something that should be on everyone’s
mind. Reports among the cyber threat community show that there has been an 83 percent
increase of smartphone infections in the second half of 2016.
 
Strategies to take to protect your phone and the information that is stored on it.

                       • Keep your phone updated with the latest updates from the
                         vendor.
                      • Do not jail break* your phone – this is usually done so that
                        you can install some software that is not available in the
                        official store. The official store is very good at analyzing
                        the apps for issues or malware.
                      • Only install apps which are available from the official store
                         for the added scrutiny that the store tests the app.
                     • Look at the permissions which the app is requesting. A
                       flashlight app should not need access to your location and
                       contact list.
• Always have auto-lock implemented on the phone and set a
password and change at least every 6 months.
 
(NCDPI Cybersecurity News)