(23 Jan 2013) InfoWatch - Digital Citizenship [DC 6]

In past few posts we have learned about securing our computers from cyber threats, today we will see how we can protect mobile devices from cyber threats.

Mobile Security
A mobile device is a hand held computing device that has an operating system (OS) , where “Apps” and software can be installed for use. Most hand held devices come equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities, which allow connections to the Internet and other Bluetooth capable devices such as an automobile or a microphone headset. Examples of mobile devices are handphone, tablet PC and laptops.

The Do’s…
The Don’ts…
  • Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Use password and encryption to protect your data
  • Backup data regularly
  • Be careful while connecting to unknown wireless network
  • Jail breaking/rooting might void your device’s warranty and expose the operating system to vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.

We will discuss about wireless security in our next post.

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