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(AV) Mobile Device

Protection and Best Practices For Your Phone

The iTunes and Google Play stores have many applications. They have a few that could save your privacy on your phone. These applications help protect your phone from malicious applications and downloads. Google and Apple also have testing policies in place that try to protect you from downloading those malicious applications.

Best Practices for securing your personal mobile devices:

Android & iPhone Mobile Device Security Recommendations:

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  • Sophos Mobile Security – Free application that will scan your applications and notify you of potentially unwanted applications. It also notifies you when an application is accessing your personal data such as your address book and gives you advice on how to improve your security settings on the device.

  • Lookout Mobile Security – Free application that will scan your applications and notify you of potentially unwanted applications. It will also block malicious websites from loading your phone. Another feature is that it has a built in find my phone option which will make your phone announce itself so you can easily find it. There are other features which are included in the premium upgrade.

 

 

If you would like to find out about other options please use this website to see the recent AV Mobile Test Results:http://www.av-test.org/en/home/?avtest%5Btype%5D=9&avtest%5Bplatforms%5D=10-7,9-8-6

 

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