Mobile Security Smarts: How Hack-Proof are Your Mobile Habits?
With holiday gift-giving going mobile, are you eyeing a new device?
More than half of holiday shoppers plan to purchase a tech accessory this season, with TVs, tablets, and smartphones topping many wishlists. While two-thirds of those shoppers plan to use a mobile device to help them make holiday purchases (according to ce.org).
Do you have the right habits to keep a shiny new device secure? Put your mobile habits to the security test.
Top takeaways for smarter mobile security.
- Be cautious of connecting to public wi-fi and mobile hotspots while you’re on the go. These networks are notoriously unsecure and can leave your mobile activity open to man-in-the-middle attacks.
- 85% percent of apps fail to provide basic information about how they collect and disclose personal data causing privacy risks. Always check app permissions before clicking accept and install.
- Mobile shopping can be a convenient option. Just be sure that you are transacting over a secured wi-fi connection. Look for signs of a trusted site like a padlock symbol and “https” in the browser bar and a Norton Secured Seal at checkout.
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