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…

Protect your identity online as Data Privacy Day approaches

Next Tuesday, Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day. It’s an annual event created six years ago by the National Cyber Security Alliance to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. Why is it important to protect your identity online? In 2012, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly…

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…