BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) = BAD IDEA!

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Introduction BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a new trend (maybe the norm in some places by now?) where employees bring their personal computers, phones, USB flash drives, etc. to work and use them for work as well as personal needs. Companies are apparently encouraging BYOD based on the theory that it keeps employees happy [...]

Protecting yourself from Cell Phone hacks….

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The UK news establishment is in full retreat with news suggesting reporters hacked officials cell phones to extract private data about a range of personal issues. Even if you are not a government official being targeted by tabloid news, criminals, competitors and other bad people, these folks may have or now will leverage these same techniques to take advantage of you. Before everyone gets all worked up about downloading some new anti-virus software or such for your cell phones, here are some key tips you should take right now

What are the security risks of mobile phones?

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CNN’s Amy Gahran writes an excellent article on mobile phone security today. Some quotes: “protecting yourself against mobile security risks doesn’t require getting paranoid about your phone. Rather, it’s about maintaining good habits, watching for red flags and deciding whether you need mobile security tools or services.” “the best way to protect yourself against malware [...]