IT Security In Your PocketSeptember 22nd, 2015
If you’re anything like us, your mobile device is so important to you that it’s a part of the business and a part of the family – heck, it’s practically part of the body.
So in that case, security is an unavoidable issue. Here are a few handy hints to keep your phone safe and protected:
- If you think you’ve been hacked, seek advice from the network provided as soon as you can.
- Lock it with a password and keep that password secret: it’s amazing how many people leave their device open or store their passwords on their phones!
- Password power: a strong password is an asset so take a look at our post www.ghostservices.net/would-your-password-pass-the-test/ for some advice on setting the best password.
- Take updates when they are offered: most phone and tablet manufacturers regularly circulate these and they invariably involve security updates.
- Apps from people or sources you don’t know or trust can be dangerous – so be careful what you download. This includes links from banks too.
- Unsecured public wi-fi, such as that offered by McDonalds and other cafes, is great for casual surfing but not for anything that would involve your email or financial details.
- Don’t shop over the internet on a public network on your device either: even if the providers say it’s secure, the hackers are always one step ahead.