Are Your Mobile Devices Secure?

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Smart phones, netbooks and tablets are very convenient and easy to use. However, it is very easy for the device to be lost or stolen. Unless the necessary precautions are taken, another person can easily access the sensitive information on this device. People can also access information from a mobile device if the person uses an unencrypted Wi-Fi connection. There are a number of ways you can keep your mobile device secure. You will need to password protect your device. Authentication should be required before one is allowed to access the network. There should be an idle time set so that the device is automatically locked if it is not used for a certain period of time. Avoid trying to jailbreak the device. If you jailbreak the device, then this will remove any malware protection that the manufacturer installs. Furthermore, you will need to make sure all of the antivirus and firewall software is up-to-date.People should avoid storing sensitive information on their mobile device unless it is necessary. Any prohibited data needs to be deleted as soon as possible. If you choose to download an app or any other type of software, then you should make sure it is from a trusted source.If you need help keeping your mobile device secure, then you should consider contacting Entrust Technology Consulting Services Of San Antonio.