Mobile Security: 7 Smartphone Tips for a Safer Holiday

Monday Dec 20th 2010 by Larry Barrett
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Malicious attacks on mobile devices are on the rise. Our seven security tips will help you keep "merry" and "happy" in your vocabulary during the holidays and beyond.

That smartphone you just can't live without is as prone to security attacks and malware as any desktop or notebook PC. You really do need to take steps to keep your data secure and safe from hackers -- who are especially out in force during the holiday season.

Our sister site eSecurityPlanet.com offers up 7 simple mobile security tips, courtesy of AppRiver, a software vendor. Read them and even better, follow them -- so you can have a merry holiday season and a secure New Year.


Ninety percent of smartphone owners will be using their mobile devices for work and personal purposes throughout the holiday season, giving hackers plenty of opportunities to steal personal information and slither their way into enterprise networks.

To help users avoid making the most common and costly mistakes, security software vendor AppRiver this week served up some tips to help mobile users protect themselves and their data this holiday season.

Read the complete article: 7 Basic Mobile Security Tips for the Holidays

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