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August 11, 2013

Cell phone hacking: don’t be a victim

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NORMAN —

Again, quoting Eugene Schultz, “Most mobile application developers do not consider security much if at all when they code, and very little information about the security of mobile applications exists. Given the growing popularity and use of these applications, yet another area plagued with serious security vulnerabilities but without suitable control measures is rapidly overtaking us.”

What this all means is that you would be wise to secure your smart phone computer just like you should secure your desktop or laptop computer. I have a program called Lookout Mobile Security for my Android phone. Security products from Avast, F-Secure, Kaspersky and others exist for Windows, Blackberry and iPhones, and deserve your serious consideration.

A new era of Internet-enabled mobile devices is upon us. Start taking smart phone security seriously now and stay ahead of the bad guys.

Dave Moore has been performing computer consulting, repairs, security and networking in Oklahoma since 1984. He also teaches computer safety workshops for public and private organizations. He can be reached at 405-919-9901 or www.davemoorecomputers.com.

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