October is National Cyber Security Month. Jefferson County has partnered with the Golden, Lakewood, Westminster, and Wheatridge to develop 5 articles, one for each week this month, on what we think are the top things you should know about cybersecurity.
Many of us feel naked without our smartphones. These days it’s hard to function normally without a phone – we manage work, household, personal health, make payments in addition to texting, tweeting, gaming, and Facebooking. We use our phones to do just about everything, from mobile banking to getting directions to new places, to emailing out last minute notes on a project.
Using your smartphone as a centralized source for all your information comes with big risks, and the more you’ve connected and stored, the more you stand to lose. Your smartphone is the biggest security hole you have – it allows people and companies to track your communications and where you are at all times. Here are 10 ways to keep yourself private:
In summary, there are many security risks for smartphone users today, and these risks will continue to grow along with the devices’ popularity. Protect your phone, your data, and yourself by implementing just a few simple measures above.
Good luck and stay safe.