Safeguarding Your Mobile Devices against Threats


Back before the birth of the Internet, an office would consist of computers with no Internet access, and mobile phones were sometimes bigger than the user themselves. Times have changed of late and we’re not only given much smaller technology, but also more advanced.

Within the world of business, the adoption of technology is an important one. It can make the difference as to who becomes triumphant in the world of business and who is left behind. However, as technology evolves, so do the viruses, which are often released onto unsuspecting users via some kind of attachment within an e-mail, or a faux social media post.

Set Up a Passcode

Many who work in large companies will do a lot of work from their mobile, thanks to cloud computing. This means that any device connected to the cloud could be viewed by the wrong person should the device be lost.
In this regard it can be useful to ensure a lock or password is set up on the device. Users should ensure that they are able to remember the code, but it stays unique to them.

Ensure ‘Do Not Track’ is enabled within the Mobile Web Browser

You may or may not know that certain browsers will track your activity online so they are able to offer marketing based on your search history. Evidently, this can be a little intrusive to some, so changing the option to ‘do not track’ means that your data is no longer being created.

Try to Avoid SPAM Calls Where Possible

A number of telemarketing companies will simply ring a group of numbers to ascertain as to which ones are active. As soon as you answer a call, you can expect it to be added to a database for you to be bombarded with calls and chargeable texts. If you’re not sure as to who’s calling, simply ignore the call and then search for the number online. This should tell you who is behind the number, and you can then decide whether you wish to speak to the caller or not.

Ensure All Endpoints Are Secure

Endpoints are devices which data arrive at. If a user has access to a cloud platform, it is likely they will be able to access data on their laptop, desktop and mobile phone. Although one endpoint could be secure, it could be the others aren’t, leaving all your data at risk. There are a number of solutions in place to help safeguard mobile devices by allowing users to manage access to mobile devices as long as they have access to a web browser with Internet connectivity. One such mobile computing solution is available from Dell.


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