Mobile scams and malware are on the rise, and scammers are evolving to get smarter at tricking you into giving up your data. Review the many different types of mobile scams below and the best ways to identify them and keep your data safe.
The use of smartphones has become embedded in our daily lives and security of these devices has never been more essential. Find out exactly what you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe on their smartphones.
Mobile ransomware is a form of malware that steals sensitive data or locks a device permanently and then demands payment before unlocking it or returning the data to the user. Folks are tricked into accidentally downloading it through social networking schemes, assuming that they are downloading innocent content or critical services.
Our phones are not just phones anymore. That ‘phone’ you use to stay in touch with people is actually a little computer--a ‘mobile device’--containing valuable information about you, your family, your friends, and your life.