Are you reading this blog from a smart phone or tablet? Do you check your personal or business email on a smart phone or tablet? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you should continue reading and take the necessary steps to ensure the security of your mobile devices.
According to Forbes, mobile devices will make up 87% of the devices that connect to the Internet by 2017. By 2016, nearly 3 billion of these devices will be connected to the Internet.
Unfortunately, cyber crooks pay close attention to trends. They play the percentages, and they've developed malware and underhanded strategies to exploit mobile devices.
Follow these 5 steps to protect your mobile devices:
- Configure a PIN or secure phrase for your device
- Install security updates
- Remotely disable any lost or stolen devices
- Use two-factor authentication for important transactions
- Enable encryption and install anti-virus software
Go here to set up encryption on an Android device.
Go here to set up encryption on an iOS device.