the functional value of mobile phones continues to grow, more and more functions and incorporates personal data, two aspects that make it very valuable.
For this cell security is increasingly critical, both in terms of real and virtual. As everything that is known, somehow hackerabile. The minds that invent systems to steal or cheat are very similar to those that create the tools to make it functional and protect it, just change the intent. The main variable in the run into some malware is in how to use it. Threats most times arrive due to errors committed by the user or levity.
The main source of damage is hiding in your applications. On those external to market uncertified to Google, those suspected without or with little user feedback, or those who are blatantly aimed at work so not really legal, for example in reference to books, mp3 or free movies. Do not download applications of unknown origin, ensures a good level of security.
Another important aspect, when you navigate with the browser is asking the maximum attention to banners and pop-ups: suspects should be avoided like the plague. An example may be those banners that announced: you won an ipad! Click here to redeem your prize! or banners that once closed open two or three Windows. On a screen of a smartphone these are even smaller and more difficult to identify, it is better to avoid any pop-ups to be safer unless you are absolutely confident about the quality of the site you are browsing. In fact, some care must be paid to the type of web sites to hang out. In this sense requires the same caution that you have when you sail with pc.
What do the malware? In most cases, soldiers brought personal data, sms, photos, documents and videos. In other more severe cases may also start phone calls or sms to special numbers that go to demand payment or charging your Bill.
As for the pc, then we must adopt today. Of course there are those that are specific to mobile phones. First act as barrier to malware from malicious sites and periodically scan applications installed on your phone. Filter out sms OWL, generally from ambiguous numbers (89xxxxx) that absolutely should not respond. Another help it can give in case of loss. And indeed can track via gps phone, lock or delete remotely all the data on your smartphone. C is also scanning the e-mail to avoid downloading infected attachments.
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