As a smartphone user, you should be just as concerned about your phone’s security from malware as you are about its physical safety. Malware and other forms of cyberthreats are becoming more and more common in smartphones and ignoring them can lead to disaster.
The average smartphone user tends to be more concerned about their phone’s physical safety than the threat of malware. Malware and other forms of cyberthreats may be more common in desktops and laptops, but disregarding other devices can lead to disaster.
When buying a technological device today, whether it’s a smartphone, a speaker, a keyboard or a smart watch, one of things people look for is Bluetooth compatibility. And who could blame them when Bluetooth has become a ubiquitous feature of technology that everyone can’t live without.
Desktop and laptop users install security software updates and do everything they can to safeguard against cyber attacks. The same cannot be said of smartphone users. This is understandable because cyber threats on mobile phones are less visible... but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.
In musing about what I was going to write in today's blog, I turned on my T.V. to get my morning news fill and there it was...another hacking story. "Well", I told myself. "I've written about cyber security many times. Do I write about it again"?
I love coffee...which is why I love coffee houses. So I frequent coffee houses all the time. There never is a time that I'm in a coffee house that it isn't filled with students, writers, on-line shoppers, YouTube aficionados...all ardently conducting their business on their laptops or tablets.
Recent events in Washington would definitely support the fact that the already massive scale of surveillance in place to keep us safe is not enough. Now, the governmet believes it needs greater access to our computers, even if that means majorly stepping all over our privacy and constitutional rights.