BBB offers tips for securing your mobile device

For years, we’ve had to deal with viruses and other malware on our laptops and desktop computers. Hopefully you’ve got good anti-virus software and are keeping it up to date. But consumers are doing more and more of their web surfing on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and as you might expect, cybercriminals are…

FTC takes action against mobile device maker

On Wednesday, BBB provided tips for securing your mobile device, reminding consumers that smartphones are just like computers — vulnerable to hacking, malware and phishing scams. Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with HTC America. The agency claims the mobile device manufacturer “failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software it developed…

BBB tips for securing your mobile device

Mobile phones, tablets can be targets of malware   Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to take steps to secure their mobile devices in order to protect themselves from identity theft and malware. According to a survey released by The Pew Research Center in January, almost half of all American adults now own smartphones. The…

Are you making it too easy for hackers to infiltrate your smartphone?

Have you ever stopped to think about all the personal information you have on your smartphone? Do you pay your bills on your phone or check your account balances? Do you make online purchases from your smartphone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, are you also taking the proper steps to ensure…