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7 Ways to Prevent Mobile Break-In

June 6, 2016

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Looking over your shoulder

As mobile devices continue to penetrate our society, mobile security is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Every mobile device, whether it’s a phone or a tablet, provides hackers with a new avenue to seize private information. We’ve seen many banks, hospitals, and other large organizations have enormous data breaches that caused a lot of damage and recovery time, and they don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. For this reason, it is important to take these steps to keep mobile devices protected. Sinan Eren, vice president of Avast Software and general manager of Avast Mobile Enterprise, provides advice on how to do so.

Be cautious when connecting to public WiFi Networks

Public WiFi networks are a common attack vector for hackers trying to gain access to private information, so you should connect to a virtual private network (VPN) when possible. Before the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress, Avast Software conducted a WiFi hack experiment at the Barcelona Airport. It revealed that thousands of trade show attendees ignored the risks for convenience and put their devices and corporate data at risk.

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