Remember To Update The Software On Your Mobile Too

For years now, the main way that we have gotten computing done is through the use of our computers. And of course that makes sense because that is what they are there for. They are there to make our lives easier while at the same time allows us some forms of entertainment as well. But in the last couple of years there has been a big shift when it comes to how we do our computing. A lot of us have split the time of where we do our computing at. It is no longer only on the computer where we do most our computing. We do a lot of our computing on our mobile phones as well. And there is a really good reason for this. We have switched for our phones to our mobile devices because they are easier to use and they allow us a lot more flexibility. So this trend does not look like it is going to stop anytime soon. It is something that we have got to get used to for now on.

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But as a user of a mobile device, you have to remember that if you are going to do a lot of computing on the device that you need to treat it that way as well. You cannot just look at the device as if it was still just a normal phone. You have to look at the device just like it is a smaller computer. And that means it comes with all of the dangers that a computer has as well. So that means that you need to be ready in case your phone is attacked. There are way too many people out there who are using their phone as one thing but treating it like another and that means they are caught off guard when the bad guys come knocking at the door.

When you are on your computer, you know that there is going to be updates to your software every now and then. And that is to be expected. When you have software that is large in size then you know that there is going to be holes in it. Well the same thing applies to your mobile phone as well. When you have a mobile phone that has good sized software in it, then you know that there is going to be security holes in it. And when it is time for you to update the phone, you must make sure that you do it. If you do not update your phone then you are going to fall victim to any attacks that the bad guys have up their sleeves.

And be assured, the bad guys do attack mobile phones now. Over the past couple of years they have realized that more people are going to be on their phones than on their computers. So they know that they have to switch skill sets. And that is exactly what they are doing now. We are seeing more and more attacks on mobile devices all of the time. The bad guys have updated their skill sets to reflect the realities of today’s world. They are not going to just sit by and watch everyone move to new devices. No, they are going to move with them and plan their attacks on those new devices.

So you should be aware as well that the bad guys are coming. Your mobile phone is not safe against the attacks that plagued your computer. And it does not matter what mobile phone you have, the bad guys are going after all of them.

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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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  1. […] So if you have a phone you should really remember this message. And the next time you see an update message for your phone you should pay attention to it. The bad guys are trying to get into your phone just like they tried with your computer. It is the security updates that will be able to stop them. […]

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