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Knowledgebase: Mobile Device Security
Protect Mobile Devices
Posted by Kenneth Baugh on 23 February 2017 03:23 PM

Awareness Information

Protect Mobile Devices

Make mobile devices less attractive to thieves and protect personal information, pictures and access to linked accounts.

  • Lock mobile devices with a password, passphrase, biometrics or gesture a password
  • Configure mobile devices to remotely lock the screen or remotely wipe the data
  • Activate or buy the feature for locating lost or stolen devices

For additional protection for your personal information:

  • Set up a service to automatically backup mobile device data
  • Install malware and spyware detection software
  • Set mobile device to automatically run and install updates daily

When lost or stolen major service providers will suspend services for mobile devices. For a small monthly fee additional security apps can enhance mobile device security by offering many different services like:

  • malware and spyware protection
  • locating stolen or lost mobile devices
  • perform automatic backups of data

Additionally, many mobile devices allow users the ability to remotely wipe lost or stolen mobile devices but require specific settings to be enabled.

Before suspending a lost or stolen device:

  1. Attempt to locate it.
  2. Remote screen lock or data wipe.
  3. Contact service provider to suspend service. Features to locate or wipe devices will be disabled if service has been suspended.

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