Buying New Smartphones for Your Business? Watch out for Preinstalled Malware

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In March 2017, a security firm found malware on 36 Android devices purchased by two companies. Several different types of malicious programs were discovered, including the Slocker mobile ransomware and Loki malware. Slocker encrypts your files and requires payment to unlock them, whereas Loki steals data and takes control of devices. Finding malware on smartphones that employees use for work … Read More

7 Ways to Secure Your Smartphone

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Smartphones are so small and portable that it is easy to forget that you have a powerful computer in your pocket or purse. However, they are increasingly becoming the target of theft, ransomware, viruses, and other types of malware. As a result, you need to take steps to protect your device as well as the data on it. Here are … Read More

Nearly 90 Percent of Android Smartphones Are Vulnerable to Malware

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Almost 90 percent of Android smartphones are vulnerable to malware, according to a 2015 study. It is not because of something that their owners are doing or not doing. Rather, these phones are vulnerable because they have not received regular security updates. The study found that Android devices receive only 1.26 updates per year on average, even though Google issues … Read More

How to Protect iPhones and iPads from Cyberattacks

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Apple has built a solid reputation for producing secure mobile devices. Some of the tech giant’s customers believe that Apple products are so secure that they do not need to take any additional security measures. However, Apple’s mobile devices are not without their flaws. There are known vulnerabilities in the iOS operating system and in the devices’ built-in apps. Plus, … Read More

How to Prepare Your iPhone or Android Phone for Sale

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Nowadays, smartphones are filled with all sorts of personal data including contacts, schedules, photos, videos, documents, and more. Whether you’re selling or giving away your old phone, you’ll want to both save this personal data and prevent others from gaining access to it. Here are a few steps to prepare your iPhone or Android phone for its new owner: iPhone … Read More