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Smart Phone Safety Online

 

Smart Devices Safety Online

Please take a couple of minutes to read the following important information regarding use of your mobile devices / Tablets. We are asking all smartphone/tablet users to take some simple precautions on your device as you do on your computer or laptop with regard to online safety.

Keep the device clean & up to date

Mobile devices are computers with software that needs to be kept up-to-date (just like your PC or laptop). Security protections are built in and updated on a regular basis. Take time to make sure your mobile device has the latest updates. This may require synching your device with your computer.
Keep security software current (Android Users): Having the latest mobile security software, is the best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
To all Android users please install an anti-virus product. Dr.Web Anti-virus Light free application can do this for you and is available directly on google play the android market. (Gmail account details will be required)

Protect Your Personal/Corporate Information.

Phones/Tablets can contain tremendous amounts of personal and corporate information. Lost or stolen devices can be used to gather information about you and, potentially your work. Protect your phone like you would your computer.
Secure your phone: Always use a strong passcode to lock your phone at all times no matter what type of device.
Think before you allow: Review the privacy policy and understanding of what data (location, access to your social networks) on your device an app can access before you download or allow access for it.

Loss of Phone

• Android Users: Install Where’s my Droid from the Google Play Market – this app gives users gps coordinates of the device, ring the phone/ Remote Lock & Remote wipe. (Gmail account details will be required)
• Iphone Users: Install Find my iPhone from iTunes – this app gives users gps coordinates of the device/ play sound or send message / remote lock / remote wipe. (Apple id details will be required)

Connect with Care

Use common sense when you connect. If you’re online through an unsecured or unprotected network, be cautious about the sites you visit and the information you release especially use of Banking application.
When in doubt, don’t respond. Fraudulent texting, calling and voicemails are on the rise. Just like email spam, requests for personal information or to immediate action on your device are almost always a scam.

Please feel free to pass this information onto any persons using a smartphone/tablet device.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.