Tech Quick Tips

3 Ways to Boost Mobile Security


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Capital Technology Group
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1. Set a pin or passcode.

This is your first line of defense. If someone wants to access your device, they will first

need to break this code. This is not an easy task, and can operate as a deterrent against

theft. Some device manufacturers have an option to automatically wipe your device after

a few unsuccessful attempts at your passcode or pin; so, even if your phone is stolen,

your information cannot be accessed. For this reason, you should look for MSPs that

offer mobile device management (MDM) in their portfolio of services.

2. Remote locate and wipe tools.

There are thousands of applications out there, and many involve more than just crushing

candy or shooting birds at pigs. Certain software can help you locate your lost or stolen

device through its GPS. Apple offers a service like this for their mobile devices aptly

named Find my iPhone. For Android users, the Android Device Manager offers these

services. Windows Mobile users also have this option from the Windows Phone website.

Similarly, many third party applications are available in each of the app stores.

3. Keep your device clean.

Utilizing an Antivirus and Malware scanner is never a bad idea. Your phones are mini-

computers, and just like your “big” computer – they need to be cleaned up from time to

time. Malware and Virus threats can compromise information stored on your mobile

devices. Malware has a snowball effect, and can continuously pile up until it slows

downs or stops your device. Look for an MSP that offers Malwarebytes as a solution to

this problem for both mobile devices and computers. It will keep your end points clean

and secure from outsiders. Consider Webroot as an antivirus application that scans your

downloaded apps and devices for any threats. Many MSPs offer Webroot antivirus in

their managed IT services package. Equipped with Internet security, this defense will

give you a heads up if it detects any malicious activity from your device’s browser.

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