Massive Top 100 security tips. Part VI. Smartphones

Posted: 31/05/2012 in Uncategorized

  1. 1. Be carefull with your contact list. Your list could contain potential information for hackers. If you lose your phone be sure to inform your contact about it.

    2. Smartphones are used on a daily basis. We can’t imagine a world without them. These smartphones contain a lott of information. Be sure to keep that information close.

    3. Don’t just install all types of applications. When you delete an application, remember to delete the account you created with it.

    4. Your smartphone has an harddisk and an memory drive. Remember to wipe them before you decide to sell or trade them.

    5. Set your phone to lock, or time out, after a certain period of inactivity, requiring a password to get back in. All of the major smartphone operating systems support this function.

    6. Remote wipe, plus the aforementioned password protection, is the bare minimum that most IT departments will require, although the specific steps you’ll need to take very much depend on the level of security at your company.

    7. Third-Party Apps That Share Too Much. When you install a third-party app, you grant it certain privileges. Those privileges may include access to your physical location, contact information (yours and that of others), or other personal data

    8. GEO-location. Do you really want people to know where you are?

    9. WiFi for free. Be aware that when you are connected to a acces point someone could right out all your information.

    10. Disable WiFi, Bluetooth when you are not using it.

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