4 smart-phone security tips from DHS

The Homeland Security Department wants smart-phone users to follow the same security tips that they should be using with PCs, according to a post at “The Blog @ Homeland Security.”

DHS’ four tips sound pretty similar to some generally accepted security measures.

  • Access the Internet via a secure network.
  • Be suspicious of unknown links or requests sent through e-mail or text message.
  • Download only trusted applications.
  • Be vigilant about online security.
In the blog post, DHS mentions that nearly half of all U.S. residents will own a mobile phone by 2012, and smart phones and mobile devices will surpass PCs as the primary target of cyber criminals by 2015.

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