Cure Solutions Blog

Cure Solutions has been serving the Burlington area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: 7 Common Methods to Protect Your Smartphone

b2ap3_thumbnail_smartphone_security_400.jpgThose who believe that smartphones are secure from threats are in for a rude awakening. Modern businesses need to apply adequate security practices to maximize the protection of mobile devices, or risk everything.

If a hacker were to somehow access a corporate mobile device, they could potentially compromise sensitive information. Would your business be able to recover from such an attack? You want to keep this situation from happening in the first place, instead of just hoping it doesn’t happen. Here are some ways you can keep your business’s sensitive data away from those who might try to steal it from your smartphone.

Integrate a Lock Code
Naturally, the best way to keep strangers from accessing information on your phone is to set up a lock screen. There are a number of different lock screen options that you can select from, including entering a PIN number, dragging a specific pattern across the screen, and entering a full-fledged password. The type of authentication techniques available vary according to the device.

Try Data Encryption
Most of the time, you can encrypt your smartphone or tablet pretty easily. This means that the device’s data will be inaccessible to anyone who doesn’t have the decryption key, or password. This is a surefire way to make stealing your data more difficult than it’s worth to most amateur hackers.

Disable Website Tracking in Your Browser
Websites are known to collect information from you while you browse, and they use this information to deliver advertisements to you based on what you look at. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility to leak confidential information to the Internet. Your mobile browser should give you the Do Not Track option, which leaves it up to the website whether or not they will collect information from you. Most websites will listen to your preference, but this doesn’t always work.

If the Caller is Unknown, Don’t Answer the Call
We’ve all experienced the irritation of answering calls from unknown numbers and listening to automated messages. However, in the rare moment that there’s actually someone else on the other end of the line, they are probably one of two things: A cold-caller trying to sell you something you don’t need, or a hacker who’s trying to trick you. These hackers often pose as representatives from organizations (like banks, charities, etc) and try to convince you to give up information regarding your account. Naturally, it’s best to avoid answering the phone if you don’t know the identity of whoever is on the other end. Besides, if it’s really important, they’ll leave a message or callback information, which you can cross-reference with information you find on the Internet.

Use GPS Tracking to Locate Your Lost Device
Most modern smartphones, like those made by Android and Apple, come equipped with GPS tracking features that can be accessed online if you have misplaced your device. This can be helpful if someone has located your device, or if it’s simply inside the sofa. If someone has found it and hasn’t found a way to contact you, you can locate it with GPS. Problem solved. Although, it should be mentioned that the GPS tracking only really works if the device is turned on, so it’s not without its limits.

Keep Just Enough Contact Information in Your Device
Once in a blue moon, you’ll meet a genuinely good person who wants to return devices that they’ve found lying around. If this is the case, they won’t know how to return it to you if you don’t give them a way to do so. Often, a simple name and alternative telephone number will be enough to help them get ahold of you. It’s important to not leave too much information in the device, or you could risk giving hackers everything they need to steal your identity.

Keep Your Device within Arms-Reach
Finally, the easiest way to keep your device safe is to keep it on your person at all times (or at least within sight). This is especially important if you often work remotely from public places, like coffee shops, diners, etc. This is the best way to keep the common thief from gaining access to your device.

For those who don’t want to take any risks, a mobile device management solution from Cure Solutions is the most comprehensive solution out there to keep your business’s mobile device safe and secure. We can whitelist and blacklist applications to let only specific ones gain access to confidential corporate information, and we can even integrate content filtering and spam blocking to help your team stay as safe as possible, even while out of the office. Last but not least, we can remotely wipe devices in a worst-case scenario.

For more information about how Cure Solutions can keep your mobile devices secure from hackers, give us a call at 319-753-CURE (2873).

Tip of the Week: Achieve Maximum Productivity for ...
How to Remove the Super Dangerous Superfish App fr...

Comments 1

TaShya Britt on Monday, 21 January 2019 00:44

With use of these tips people can keep their smart devices free from any kind of security threat in effective way. Review reading is very good on here for learners of writing skills.

With use of these tips people can keep their smart devices free from any kind of security threat in effective way. Review reading is very good on here for learners of writing skills.
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

Why It’s Great that Managed Services are Managed
10 August 2019
Business is easy after lunched these new technology IT services now don’t have any mistake chance. T...
Managed IT Makes Your Business More Resilient and Efficient
09 August 2019
Management of the businesses hard for the control over the affairs of the business. The pertinent us...
Overlooking Your Software Licenses Can Be a Costly Error
22 July 2019
Cure solution is the platform of software related thing with the creative type of the blog in all. T...
Tip of the Week: Why You Should Be Wary of Using Public Wi-Fi
18 July 2019
You should need to be used the public Wi-Fi formation that have some business solution on his it was...
What Kind of Insurance Can Your Business Get for Potential Data Loss?
16 July 2019
CURE solution is the best site to get the solution of the IT related problems and the IT related str...

Latest Blog Entry

Businesses are increasingly adopting more advanced technologies to benefit their operations. We’ve seen a few of these technologies really come into the public eye this year. That’s why we wanted to t...

Latest News

Contact Us

Learn more about what Cure Solutions can do for your business.

Call Us Today

Call us today319-753-CURE (2873)

610 N Main Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601