Mobile phone privacy
Smartphones are becoming as functional as PCs. As your mobile Operating System – whether it be Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile – continues to develop, it will be under attack as much, if not more, than your PC.
Whether you use an Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry or other smartphone, chances are your mobile contains a wealth of private information, including bank statements, your diary, address book, pictures and financial details.
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure sensitive information on your mobile phone remains private:
- Do not lose your phone, and if you have the technology to lock your mobile, use it!
- Use encryption technology to make it as difficult as possible for anyone but you to access the data on your phone.
- Think about the privacy implications of an application before you download it. Be especially wary of banking applications.
- Use a PIN if you use Bluetooth, and only use Bluetooth when absolutely necessary.
- If you use WiFi, only connect to secure and trusted networks.
It is also sensible to only keep personal information such as financial records on your phone when you need it. When you are finished with it, remove it from your mobile device.
Finally, always make sure your mobile phone is fitted with the latest mobile antivirus software to keep your mobile phone safe from malware and virus infections.
Free antivirus mobile
You can even download free mobile antivirus software and try it for 30 days before you buy.
With mobile phone antivirus protection, pictures, e-mails and contacts on your mobile will remain safe from harm.