smartphone: 15 tips to Protect your Digital Life - 06/04/14 06:56 AM
How much of “you” is stored inside your smartphone? For some of you, the answer will be “My entire life.” And that’s practically true. For many, all sorts of highly private, sensitive information, including photos, are stored in that little device called a smartphone.

But here is a better question: Did you know that “you” can be hacked into or in some other way stolen? And remotely at that? And some hacking methods can be very sly and sneaky. Even if your device is tethered to your waist every second, you still need to protect it from remote thieves. Here’s … (4 comments)

smartphone: Stop! Do You Really Want to Send That Photo? - 02/17/14 04:00 AM
Yes we all use (or at least 96% of us do) our smartphones to take photos. But almost half of us (49%) have sent or received intimate content (photos, texts, etc.). So it’s time to stop and think about what we’re sharing and with whom.
I’ve said this before…the rise of smartphone usage has provided us with tons of convenience, but also brought about different risks we need to consider. Sharing intimate or racy information via mobile devices can set you up for potentially adverse situations.
A study by McAfee shows a number of adults sharing private details about their lives, … (2 comments)

smartphone: Protection for your shiny new device - 01/03/14 05:03 AM
After Santa heads back to the North Pole, there will be many new devices in the hands of good girls and boys that will be targeted by criminals. With the enjoyment of these cool devices should come top-notch protection for them, as they can be vulnerable to a number of malicious threats.

Laptop or PC
What should your security software include?
A two-way firewall: monitors the activity on your devices making sure nothing bad is coming in (like unauthorized access) and nothing good is leaving (like your data). Anti-virus software: protects your devices from malicious keyloggers and other badware. Anti-phishing … (0 comments)

smartphone: Selling Your Smartphone? Beware of Stowaway Data - 11/12/13 03:08 AM
Upgrading your mobile device? It has become standard practice to upgrade to a newer device every one to three years. And when doing so, people often sell, donate or discard the old one. The goal is often to sell the old one to make up the difference in cost for the new one.
However, I conducted a test in which I purchased a bunch of used devices off of Craigslist and eBay to see if I could still find personal data on them. I found a startling amount of personal data, including photos, phone numbers, addresses, emails, text messages and even … (1 comments)

smartphone: I Really Want My Phone to Be My Wallet. Don’t You? - 11/11/13 11:05 AM
Wallets suck. Seriously. Mine hurts my butt when I sit down. I have to remember to take it with me, and then I’m always afraid of losing it. There’s nothing fun about it. And…well…it’s dirty. It really is—money is dirty, and the cards you hand to people with dirty hands that handle dirty cards all day are dirty. Can we please just use our mobiles as wallets?
There are a few technologies that are supposed to eliminate the wallet, but no matter how hard I try, I still need to carry one. More on that in a bit.
What’s in the … (1 comments)

smartphone: Selling Your Old Smartphone? Not Smart - 06/26/12 07:30 PM
It has become standard practice to upgrade to a newer device, and people often sell, donate, or discard the old one. Or maybe you’ve received a new computer or mobile phone as a holiday gift and need to get rid of the old one. You consider selling them so you can get some money back—maybe to purchase your newest device, but is this really worth it?
After what I’ve seen, I don’t think so. I conducted a test where I purchased a bunch of used devices off of Craigslist and eBay to see if I could still find personal data on … (2 comments)

 
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