Five tips for mo­bile se­cu­rity

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1. Use a PIN: En­sure that a PIN, pass­word or swipe code is re­quired to ac­cess your phone’s home screen. This makes it less likely for your in­for­ma­tion to be com­pro­mised if your phone is lost or stolen.

2. Stay up-to-date: Both Ap­ple and Google make reg­u­lar up­dates to their smart­phone op­er­at­ing sys­tems, in­clud­ing patches for newly-dis­cov­ered se­cu­rity vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties.

3. Be app savvy: Only down­load apps from the of­fi­cial app stores. Be­fore you down­load, read the re­views and all of the fine print.

4. Blue­tooth off: If you don’t use Wifi or Blue­tooth, you should turn off wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions fea­tures.

5. Backup data: If your smart­phone is com­pro­mised, some­times the only way to be sure the virus is gone is to com­pletely wipe your mem­ory. Back it up first for fewer tears.

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