With the recent uptick of in-store data-breaches, it’s important to also remember the vulnerabilities associated with mobile devices, and social media platforms.
According to Norton’s Cybercrime Report, 1 in 4 adults have been a victim of mobile and social cybercrime. So what can we do to protect our mobile devices and guard our personal information?
♦ Regularly update your operating system for security patches.
♦ When you enter a website (especially financial) make sure that “https” appears in the address bar, which means connection is secure.
♦Turn the Bluetooth function off after using it. It is another way unknown applications or viruses can access your cell phone.
♦ Know how to perform a remote wipe to remove data from your device if lost or stolen.