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Protect My Mobile Devices

1. Lock your Device - Use a PIN or a password - Configure your device to automtically lock after a period of time. Create strong passwords so no one can guess it. Click here to see password tips.

2. Only Install Applications (Apps) from trusted sources - Download only from trusted app stores and stick with the more popular apps. Research the app, read reviews and ratings. Install a mobile security app.

3. Keep your device with you - Because mobile devices are so portable, one of the biggest threats is loss or theft. So, keep it with you when you are out. Don't set it somewhere and walk away.

4. Back up your files- Don't keep the only copy of your files on your mobile device. Make sure it is backed up somewhere else.

5. Always log out - Log out of work, banking and shopping sites. Avoid texting or email personal information.

Read more at McAfee 10 Quick Tips to Mobile Security


Protecting Specific Mobile Platforms

iOS (iPhones and iPads) -
Phone security suggestions are provided in the PC Magazine article: Smartphone Security Measures. If you store passwords on your phone, protect them in a password vault like KeePass. For a lost or stolen iPhone, Apple provides Find My iPhone (this feature must be set up before the phone is lost).  Also, The NSA provides a configuration guide for iOS.

Android -
Lookout is available from the Android market and provides antivirus and remote wipe (this feature must be set up before the phone is lost) features. If you store passwords on your phone, protect them in a password vault like KeePass.

BlackBerry -
BlackBerry phones provide many built-in tools to help you be secure. Read Smartphone Security Measures; this PC Magazine article provides great suggestions for protecting your Blackberry. For a lost or stolen BlackBerry, you can use the Erase Data and Disable Handheld command or Lookout security software.

Useful links
Tips to protect your Google Android Phone

Security to go: Keep your mobile data safe

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