Did you know that your activity on your phone can be tracked without your knowledge and used to identify you? Consider for a minute all of the information you have posted, listed, registered and shared about yourself across all of the different websites you frequent, and then think about what would happen if this information was aggregated and put in the hands of a cybercriminal. Not good, right?
Androids are suffering from yet another mobile security issue that you most definitely should be aware of. What is your first line of defence against cybercriminals and snoopers? Good guess, but no, it’s not BullGuard Mobile Security… it’s your handset’s lock screen. It’s a security measure that should be employed by all to protect your mobile device; in fact, some companies mandate that their employees have their phones on password protection if they have work email on that device, to ensure mobile privacy.
If you are a cloud user, your smartphone is vulnerable than most. Yes, your mobile security is once again at risk – it just never stops! The crux of this latest mobile vulnerability: residual files remain on your smartphone even after the files have been uploaded to the cloud. So what does that mean? Hackers may be able to utilize these residual files to gain access to your cloud and the files saved within it.
Smartphones have changed our lives. We’re now able to shop, bank, text and talk, all while out and about. They have become the ultimate accessory, whether you bling out your phone or keep it simple, both say a lot about you. The same used to be true of wallets, but believe it or not, the smartphone is revolutionizing that too – we are fast approaching the day when wallets could be a thing of the past.
Apologies for being a bit missing in action, but I’ve literally just been obsessed with the game Temple Run 2! It took me a minute to get the hang of it – paws and touch screens are a difficult combination – but I’m loving it now. I’m not sure I’ve shared my passion for mobile games with you before, but I am quite the fan. The last game I was enthralled with was Angry Birds Star Wars. Phew that was a good one!