Can Your Smart Phone Be Just As Dangerous As A Computer When It Comes To Security?

Do not let the headline of this article fool you. For the most part your mobile phone is a safe device for you to use. It is a very convenient way for you to be able to use the internet and several of the apps that are available. No matter which platform you use, you will find that the phone can be very convenient. But also, no matter which platform you use, you will find that the phones can have their security quirks as well.

You have to remember that when you are using a modern day smart phone, you are using a device that works in the same way that a computer does. For the most part you are using a mini computer. And if that is the case, you must take some of the same precautions as you would if you were using a normal computer.

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Some of the precautions that you should take with your smart phone

One of the precautions that you should take with your smart phone is just like you would with your laptop, be careful of the networks that you connect to. When you have the WIFI mode enabled on your smart phone you are able to connect to a WIFI network while you are on the go. But if you are on a remote network then that means you could be connecting somewhere where it could be considered dangerous. So just as if you were on a normal computer, be very careful of the remote networks that you connect to.

Another thing that you should be careful about is clicking on the links while you are using the default browser in your smart phone. For a while, you would not become infected with any of the dangerous trappings of the web since your phone had a different underlying architecture than a normal PC or Mac. But attackers have thought about that and they have made their attacks smart phone ready as well. So be careful when you are clicking on links now, you can become infected just like your computer.

There are probably a few more things that you should worry about but if you are careful with your smart phone then you should have no problems at all.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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