Defending Cell Phones and PDAs Against Attack
- Last Updated on 30 December 2011
As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. By using text messaging or email, an attacker could lure you to a malicious site or convince you to install malicious code on your portable device.
Evaluate your security settings - Make sure that you take advantage of the security features offered on your device. Attackers may take advantage of Bluetooth connections to access or download information on your device. Disable Bluetooth when you are not using it to avoid unauthorized access.
Click here to learn more (http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-007.html).
Don’t respond to text messages or automated voice messages from unknown or blocked numbers on your mobile phone.
Treat your mobile phone like you would your computer…don’t download anything unless you trust the source.
Click here to learn more (http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2010/november/cyber_112410).