Which digits should you defend the most in your life?
Most people would say their social security numbers.
But, in the 21st Century, things changed. Many of us now possess this multifunctional device called “smart phone” where we input our innermost personal information negligently.
So, let me make a slight change to the question above.
Which digits should you defend the most today?
It’s your phone number.
A hacker can gain your social security number, pictures, texts, and name me other personal information in three easy steps.
First, get the number and name of the smart phone owner. This is when business cards become particularly handy.
Second, send programs such as snoopware, simphishing, spam, bluetooth, to trap the device.
Third, uncheck the SSL and “wipe” or hack the device for information.
Now this “smart” phone would not sound so smart anymore.
To maximize our smart phone security, downloading “Norton Smartphone Security” is strongly recommended.
However, “We’re still in the late ’90s when it comes to security on mobile devices,” Tyler Shields, a computer and mobile security researcher, said.
What can we truly do?
Give yourself a second thought before typing anything onto your exquisite device. Because it can bring you harsh consequences within seconds.
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