Mobile Device Safety

Did you know that Internet usage on mobile devices has surpassed the usage on desktops? It's true, and now it is more important than ever to take precautions against threats on our mobile phones and tablets. Here are a few things you can do to better protect yourself while using your portable devices:

  • Set up a passcode/password on the device (touch authentication and/or two-factor should be set up as an added layer of security)
  • Make sure you keep up with software updates within your settings and keep up with application updates within your app store.
  • Not all apps in the Apple App Store/Google Play Store are safe. Check reviews and do your research to verify the legitimacy of an application.
  • Delete applications that you no longer use. Old applications could provide a backdoor to your device.
  • Do not access sensitive information such as banking details and emails on public WiFi hotspots.
  • Disable WiFi, Bluetooth, and location services when not in use.