BBB warning: smart phone apps might be sharing your information

Smart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. But BBB is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download don’t take more information than they need to do the job. In a recent settlement by the Federal Trade Commission, the agency found that a…

Android phones face growing malware threat

Anytime I warn people about an email phishing scam containing a dangerous link, I envision a laptop or desktop computer, but guess what? We’re all walking around with little computers in our pockets and they are not immune to viruses and other malware. I just came across a few articles talking about the growing thread…

Four tips for safely downloading mobile applications

Last year, approximately 11 billion mobile applications, or apps, were downloaded to tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. There are apps for playing games, checking the weather and staying current on local news. But not all apps are created equal. Before you download your next app, here a few things to know: Not all…