Post Tagged with: "mobile security"

App store concerns for Android

App store concerns for Android

How trustworthy are the Apps on your mobile device? According to the October 2014 mobile threat report from Trend Micro, less than half of the Android Apps they checked last would be considered ‘safe’.   I  caught up with Tim Falski from Trend Micro Australia to talk about this alarming result and how users can avoid malicious Apps.  Listen below.  [Read More…]

Going back to school with a new Tablet or Smartphone

Going back to school with a new Tablet or Smartphone

If you’re planning to send your child to school this year with a tablet device such as an iPad…here are a couple of tips to help it survive. Starting from the outside it’s a good idea to get a sturdy case for it and you’ll find a few on the market that are rated to withstand an accidental drop. Moving[Read More…]

Cross-platform attacks threaten all your devices

Cross-platform attacks threaten all your devices

Cyber-criminals are now finding ways to infiltrate and infect every single online device you own. In their latest mobile report, Trend Micro reveals some recent examples of mobile apps that are not only capable of stealing information from infected mobile devices but which can then deliver a secondary malicious payload onto a PC connected to that device. Some examples; ANDROIDOS_USBATTACK.A,[Read More…]

It’s Stay Smart Online week

It’s Stay Smart Online week

June 2 – 6 is “Stay Smart Online Week”, an annual government and industry initiative to promote online safety. This year’s theme is “On the Go” which should serve to remind us that mobile devices are not immune to online risks.  Here are a few tips to help you get started. Securing your mobile device Investigate anti-virus software to install on your[Read More…]

Lock up your Kids’ Mobile Phone

Lock up your Kids’ Mobile Phone

Can you trust that your kids can be responsible with a mobile phone?  Well there’s an App for that. Vodafone guardian is a new free app for Android smartphones that let’s parents and chidren agree to usage paramaters on their phones, like what times then can make calls or text messages, and then holds them to it. Vodafone’s top tips[Read More…]