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MOBILE SECURITY AT
THE WORLD CUP
HEADING TO THE
WORLD CUP IN
BRAZIL?

CHANCES ARE
YOU’LL END UP IN A
CROWD OR TWO
PhotobyFlickruserRonnieMacdonald
THERE IS A LOT
GOING ON.
!
Protecting your phone and all of the data on it may be the
last thing on your mind, but taking ...

ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE
COMMON SENSE, CAUTION
AND THESE TIPS:

STAY NATIVE
When you go to a new country, you probably don’t know
much about the app ecosystem, which could expose you
t...
TIP:
Make sure your device settings reflect your native or
regular IP address. The Google Play Store should be
available to...

DON’T DOWNLOAD
ON THE FLY
A quick “unofficial World Cup app” download may mean
downloading something scammy, especially if...
TIP:
Use trusted markets like Google Play and the Apple app store when
downloading apps. Review all apps you download and ...
AVOID USING PUBLIC WI-FI

Your phone’s 3G or 4G data connection is probably more secure than
the Wi-Fi networks that thou...
TIP:
Turn off Wi-Fi connectivity in your phone’s settings
unless you’re confident in network security.

WATCH YOUR MOBILE WALLET
$
 You may come across Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile
payment stations around the World Cu...
TIP:
Turn on NFC signals only when necessary so the personal
information stored in your phone doesn’t fall into the wrong ...
WATCH OUT FOR PHISHING

Does that email promising free tickets to the hottest games seem too good to
be true? It probably...
TIP:
Do not click on links or open attachments in email messages
unless you can verify who sent them and what they sent.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL…
ER…PHONE

From installing malware to taking the device itself, you never know
what might happe...
TIP:
Never leave your device unattended. It only takes a
moment for something bad to happen.

SET A PASSCODE
****
If somebody other than yourself does end up with your phone, a
password is the first line of defense fo...
TIP:
To keep your information private, create a strong passcode
(read: not 1234 or 0000) for your phone and set your
scree...
BE ABLE TO FIND YOUR SMARTPHONE
 IF IT’S LOST OR STOLEN

You’re depending on your mobile phone for so much, including
map...
TIP:
Install the Lookout app as a layer of insurance for phone
loss. You’ll be able to locate your lost phone and even loc...
For more mobile security tips, follow
  
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  1. 1. MOBILE SECURITY AT THE WORLD CUP
  2. 2. HEADING TO THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL? 
  3. 3. CHANCES ARE YOU’LL END UP IN A CROWD OR TWO PhotobyFlickruserRonnieMacdonald
  4. 4. THERE IS A LOT GOING ON. ! Protecting your phone and all of the data on it may be the last thing on your mind, but taking a minute to think about mobile security can save a lot of heartache later on.
  5. 5.  ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE COMMON SENSE, CAUTION AND THESE TIPS:
  6. 6.  STAY NATIVE When you go to a new country, you probably don’t know much about the app ecosystem, which could expose you to threats you’re not even aware of.
  7. 7. TIP: Make sure your device settings reflect your native or regular IP address. The Google Play Store should be available to your device as normal in Brazil, so keep using the store as it will be subject to Google's usual scrutiny.  
  8. 8.  DON’T DOWNLOAD ON THE FLY A quick “unofficial World Cup app” download may mean downloading something scammy, especially if you don’t have time to read through permissions.
  9. 9. TIP: Use trusted markets like Google Play and the Apple app store when downloading apps. Review all apps you download and consult the official World Cup app list before clicking. ! Make sure the Android system setting 'Unknown sources' is unchecked to prevent dropped or drive-by-download app installs.  
  10. 10. AVOID USING PUBLIC WI-FI  Your phone’s 3G or 4G data connection is probably more secure than the Wi-Fi networks that thousands of people are using. Stick to a secure connection, especially if you’ll be logging into accounts, making purchases or entering any private information about yourself.
  11. 11. TIP: Turn off Wi-Fi connectivity in your phone’s settings unless you’re confident in network security. 
  12. 12. WATCH YOUR MOBILE WALLET $  You may come across Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment stations around the World Cup to avoid having to worry about carrying cash, but be cautious. 
  13. 13. TIP: Turn on NFC signals only when necessary so the personal information stored in your phone doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. You can turn NFC on and off from your phone’s settings. 
  14. 14. WATCH OUT FOR PHISHING  Does that email promising free tickets to the hottest games seem too good to be true? It probably is. Phishing scams use email, text messages, Facebook, and Twitter to send you links to websites that are designed to trick you into providing information like passwords or account numbers. These messages and sites are often very difficult to distinguish from legitimate sources.
  15. 15. TIP: Do not click on links or open attachments in email messages unless you can verify who sent them and what they sent. 
  16. 16. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL… ER…PHONE  From installing malware to taking the device itself, you never know what might happen to your phone when you’re not watching it closely.
  17. 17. TIP: Never leave your device unattended. It only takes a moment for something bad to happen. 
  18. 18. SET A PASSCODE **** If somebody other than yourself does end up with your phone, a password is the first line of defense for your personal data. Read the blog
  19. 19. TIP: To keep your information private, create a strong passcode (read: not 1234 or 0000) for your phone and set your screen to auto-lock within five minutes.  Read the blog
  20. 20. BE ABLE TO FIND YOUR SMARTPHONE  IF IT’S LOST OR STOLEN  You’re depending on your mobile phone for so much, including maps to get around, a credit card via NFC, a news feed and social communications. It may even hold your ticket back home. It would be a big problem if your phone is lost or stolen. 
  21. 21. TIP: Install the Lookout app as a layer of insurance for phone loss. You’ll be able to locate your lost phone and even lock and wipe it if you want to protect your sensitive data. 
  22. 22. For more mobile security tips, follow   
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