Mobile Phone Security

Mobile Phone Security is Currently A Big Issue.  With many more people surfing the web on their phones, mobile security will become increasingly important.

It is estimated that by 2014, 50% of all web surfing that happens in the United States will happen on mobile phones.

That is a staggering growth in the mobile phone market, and a big change in the way people surf the web.

In order to accomplish more easy surfing from mobile devices, it has been necessary to blur the lines between what is mobile technology and what is computer technology.

The device you’re using to talk to your friends has become more complex and useful than the computers of even the early part of the 2000’s.

And where there are users, there will be scammers and identity thieves.

As more and more mobile phones become more PC-like, security concerns have crept in.

There are many recent examples of the how the operating systems of mobile phones can be compromised, people’s accounts can be hacked into, and worse, unwittingly their friends and family can become their biggest security threat as scammers phish for information from the existing contact database in the mobile phone.

Often the mobile phone’s contacts are more trusting than those of the PC.  This makes sense.  Receiving a call from someone spoofing your friend’s cell phone number… someone who says, “Hey!  I don’t know who I’m calling, but I just found your friend’s mobile and his wallet.  I’d like to get it back to him.  Do you know where I can send this?  Maybe to his mom’s address?  Oh, and how again do you spell her last name?”

But it’s not just phone calls.  It’s web surfing too.

In this new era of mobile phones being actual computers, the need for security has never been more apparent.  If you’re not doing something to protect the security of your mobile phone, we highly recommend you do.

Which is why we will be demonstrating over the next few weeks and months, some ideas (and some products) for mobile phone security, as well as how they work to not only protect the data on your mobile phone, but also keep your mobile functioning smoothly.

Some mobile phone security companies even have mobile security products designed to organize your data and make it more useful for you.

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be talking about FSecure’s Mobile Phone security products, NetQin’s Mobile Phone security products, and other companies as well.

If you have had a positive or negative experience with any particular mobile phone company’s security, or with a security product you’ve purchased to protect your phone, please let us know.  We’d love to hear from you.

More details on mobile phone security, ideas for ways to secure your mobile phone information, and security related apps and products are coming soon.  This post is just to give you a heads up, and to ask for any feedback or questions you may have.

What’s your biggest question about mobile phone security?

 

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