Mobile Security

What You Need to Know

Safe security practices are a combination of vigilance, software, and security settings. Be safe with your mobile devices and follow these tips to help you protect your devices and your information!

What You Need to Do

Use strong passwords

Change any default passwords on your mobile device to ones that would be difficult for someone to guess. Use different passwords for different programs and devices. Do not choose options that allow your device to remember your passwords.

Keep software up to Date

Install updates for apps and your device’s operating system as soon as they are available. Keeping the software on your mobile device up to date will prevent attackers from being able to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.

Disable remote connectivity

Some mobile devices are equipped with wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth, that can connect to other devices. Disable these features when they are not in use.

Be careful what you post and when  

Wait to post pictures from trips and events so that people do not know where to find you. Posting where you are also reminds others that your house is empty.

Guard your mobile device

To prevent theft and unauthorized access, never leave your mobile device unattended in a public place and lock your device when it’s not in use.

Know your apps

Review and understand the details of an app before downloading and installing it. Be aware that apps may request access to your location and personal information. Delete any apps that you do not use regularly to increase your security.

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