Contact 2 – Hackers Target Smartphones & Tablets

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - How safe is your smartphone or tablet? Chances are, it's not as secure as it could be, thus making it vulnerable to attack by hackers. Just as consumers have moved from desktop and laptop computers to mobile devices, hackers are doing the same thing. When these devices use unsecured or public wi-fi networks or Bluetooth connectivity, it opens the door for easy security breaches.

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Here are some tips to keep your devices locked down and secure:

  • Install a password on the phone or tablet itself
  • Install antivirus or mobile security software
  • Download an app that allows you to track your device if it's lost or stolen
  • Use unique passwords for all banking and personal finance apps
  • When possible, use a personal hotspot instead of public wi-fi
  • Disconnect Bluetooth when not in use
  • Backup data to the cloud

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