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Mobile Safety Overview

February 23, 2018

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

​While mobile phones and devices have made life incredibly convenient, we also entrust sensitive and private personal information to them. To keep personal information safe, we need to be smart about how we use mobile devices. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself and your information safe:

  • Always use a strong lock-screen password
  • Keep your software and apps up to date
  • Install a security app and turn on encryption
  • Don’t transmit personal information over public Wi-Fi networks
  • Set up device finder and remote wipe in case your device is lost or stolen
  • Think twice about where you share your mobile phone number
  • Check your application permissions to ensure that apps are only using information they need


To learn more about what you can do to protect your information and secure your mobile devices, check out our mobile safety articles below:

Six Tips for Choosing Safe Mobile Applications

Mobile App Permissions Protect Your Privacy

Is Your Mobile Phone Account Safe?

Are Mobile Numbers the New Keys to Your Identity?

Keeping Mobile Data Private

Mobile Phone Spyware: Are You Being Bugged?

Charging stations – power supply or identity theft scam?

Block Identity Theft with Two-Factor Authentication

Location Services: Helpful or a Hazard?

The Risks of Geotagging

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