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…

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…

Use Mobile Payment Apps Safely

More and more smartphone owners are using their phones to make mobile payments. By storing credit or debit information on their phone, consumers can pay for goods and services, transfer money and receive receipts and confirmations from businesses. But, this could leave your personal information vulnerable and enticing to criminals. To protect your information, BBB…