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Most people realize they need to be careful when shopping or banking online, from home internet security to shopping reputable websites, it’s easy to keep your personal information safe at home. But how secure are your mobile devices? Even though I have both the Chase bank and Paypal app on my phone, I hadn’t given it much thought until recently. I love the convenience of depositing checks or paying people back with a few taps of my phone but never really considered the fact that it is like a mini computer and at risk without mobile security.
Mobile Security Tips and Facts
• Mobile devices and retail apps have made it easier than ever to shop and gift on the go. In fact, 58 percent of U.S. consumers used smartphones and 42 percent used tablets to shop during Cyber Monday 2012 (IBM).
• More than 1/3 of smartphone users have experienced mobile cybercrime (2013 Norton Report)
• Only shop from secure sites – Whether shopping on a smartphone, tablet or home computer, only use reputable retailers and websites – look for HTTPS in your browser address bar before entering your personal information or credit card information.
• Let mobile security help you – These days, your mobile phone is more than just a communication device – it’s a social network, Internet browser and wallet. It’s important to take the same care and protection as you would a computer, and use a comprehensive solution like Norton Mobile Security (available for download on iTunes, Google Play and other official app marketplaces), so you’re protected no matter where you shop, surf or share.
Norton Mobile Security
My dad has always been really big on using software like Norton to keep the computer and our information safe. It only makes sense that Norton would also protect mobile devices.
Personally I LOVE the Remote Locate and Scream Alarm features of Norton Mobile Security. I always have my phone on silent and while it’s a bummer to miss calls because of it, it’s a nightmare when I LOSE my phone. I can’t even call my phone to find it. It. Is. Ridiculous.
Norton to the rescue! As long as my phone is still online, I can use the Scream Alarm to find my phone. Simply activate the Scream Alarm from Norton’s website and your phone will emit a LOUD alarm (even if it’s on silent)! This is my favorite feature of any app!
If there’s a chance I left my phone at someone else’s house, I can use the Remote Locate to find the last location of the phone. It pin points it on a map and even shows the address! You can even call your phone from the web!
Norton Mobile Security is only $29.99 a year for multiple devices and works with both Android and iOS. Most families have more than a few devices that could use coverage – perhaps there are a few new ones wrapped under your Christmas tree right now. Try Norton Mobile Security free for 30 days.
Norton Hotspot Privacy
If you frequently connect your tablet or phone to public wifi signals (i.e. McDonalds, Target or Starbucks) then you might consider Norton Hotspot Privacy. It prevents hacking and eliminates eavesdropping on your Wi-Fi sessions. This helps keep your user names, passwords and other personal information safe when you are connected to a public wifi network. Personally, I don’t connect to public wifi networks often so I appreciate the day pass option for only $2.99. It’s perfect for when traveling or when I’m at an all day event where I am concerned about wifi security. It’s also available as a monthly or annual pass and covers up to 5 devices. You can also try Norton Hotspot Privacy free for 30 days.
If you are headed to CES in Las Vegas in January, be sure to check out the Norton truck tour to learn more about protecting mobile devices.
Do you have a new mobile device (with mobile security ;-)) on your holiday wish list?