Friday, February 06, 2015

Is your cell phone secure ?

Good advice from attorney Jeffrey Steinbrecher on improving your phone’s security:

“First, turn off all services you are not currently using – they provide avenues of attack.  Second, never use an open or public Wi-Fi.  It’s like having unprotected sex with a stranger. Sure, it might be OK a few times, but you will eventually get hurt. Third, use encryption. Store all sensitive files securely. Use two-factor authentication – e.g., a password and fingerprint scanner, or better, an iris scanner. Fourth, take care of devices and don’t let them out of your sight. With hardware encryption, keep devices off. In sleep mode, an attacker could recover data from your RAM.”

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