If you are looking for French Hens or Golden Rings you won’t find them here. Reis Informatica is giving you the gift of tips and tricks to help keep your business safe and secure this holiday season. Check out today's tip below on mobile device security!
Your mobile devices contain significant information about you and your friends and family, including contact numbers, photos and locations. You need to protect your devices now more than ever! Not to mention online banking and shopping have become more apparent over the past year and a half. Take the following security precautions and enjoy the conveniences of technology with peace of mind while you are on the go.
We hope all of this festive cheer and advice is useful and can be used to ensure you get presents and not coal in the company stocking this year!
Check out these tips from staysafeonline.org.
- Keep security software current on all devices that connect to the internet: Having the most up-to-date mobile security software, web browser, operating system and apps is the best defence against viruses, malware and other online threats.
- Delete when done:. It’s a good security practice to delete all apps you no longer use.
- Secure your devices: Use strong passphrases, passcodes or other features such as two-factor authentication to lock your devices. Securing your device can help protect your information if your device is lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out.
- Protect Personal Information: Information such as what you search for online and where you shop and live, has value – just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through apps and websites.
- Own your online presence: Use security and privacy settings on websites and apps to manage what is shared about you and who sees it.
- Now you see me, now you don’t: Some stores and other locations look for devices with WiFi or Bluetooth turned on to track your movements while you are within range. Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use.
- Get savvy about WiFi hotspots: Public wireless networks and hotspots are not secure, which means that anyone could potentially see what you are doing on your laptop or smartphone while you are connected to them. Limit what you do on public WiFi, and avoid logging in to key accounts.
- When in doubt, don’t respond: Fraudulent text messages, calls and voicemails are on the rise. Just as with email, mobile requests for personal data or immediate action are almost always scams.
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