Cyber Criminals Are Entering Through The Mobile Doorway

Posted by khoppe@decisionpt.com On June - 18 - 2013

Guest Written by Greg Henry – VP Product Management

We are all familiar with and have probably encountered computer viruses at one time in our lives.  The intent of each virus is unique to the intentions of the creator.  While many render your computer inoperable, cyber criminals use viruses as a method to gain access to computer networks with the purpose of stealing valuable information.  With the explosion in smartphone usage and mobile application downloads, cyber criminals are now gaining access to this information through mobile devices.

You can protect yourself from cyber-attacks by taking the following steps:

  • Only download applications from trust worthy providers
  • Turn off your blue tooth and Wi-Fi radios when not in use
  • Do not connect to unknown wireless networks or devices

In addition to users taking proactive action, enterprises can protect their information by implementing a mobile device management service such as MobileCare EMM which adds additional levels of security such as; password protection, data encryption, black listing and device wipe among many other features.

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