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The smartphone is here to stay (at least for now). According to Nielsen, 55% of people buying a new phone bought a smartphone, up from 34% a year ago. This means that many people are walking around ...

The smartphone is here to stay (at least for now). According to Nielsen, 55% of people buying a new phone bought a smartphone, up from 34% a year ago. This means that many people are walking around with a hand-held computer containing their personal information and used to access online information including banks, healthcare and social media sites. But these phones suffer from the same security problems as computers including malware, phishing, and malicious links. And new apps coming out all the time! In this interactive discussion we will look at 10 tips to help keep our personal data safe when using a smartphone.

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  • Dates: tablet ; field phone ; fm phone
  • Dates: shoe phone ; first car phone ; brick phone ; iphone ; android phone
  • Android market; amazon app store; iphone appstore

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  • Outsmarting Your Smartphone Barry Caplin Chief Information Security Officer MN Department of Human Services [email_address]
  • Happy Cyber Security Month!
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  • We’ve Come a Long Way TAI-43 Field Phone ca 1940 AD Stone Tablets ca 1500 BC Motorola PT300 ca 1970
  • We’ve Come a Long Way Brick Phone ca 1983 Car Phone ca 1990 First Android Phone ca 2008 Shoe Phone ca 1965 First iPhone ca 2007
  • What’s So Smart…?
  • What’s So Smart…?
  • Productivity Tools
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  • Top 10 tips to keep your phone and data safe
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
  • Set a Password iPhone: Setting > General > Passcode Lock
  • Set a Password Android: Settings > Security > Screen Lock
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
    • Download software updates
  • Automatic Updates
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
    • Download software updates
    • Use Protection – anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
  • Anti-Malware
    • iPhone
    • iOS and Mac malware does exist!
    • Not many choices
  • Anti-Malware
    • Android – many choices
    • dottech.org 5 best free: Lookout; Webroot; AVG; NetQin; Dr. Web
    • Pcworld.com top 5: Lookout; Norton; WaveSecure; AVG; NetQin
  • Most also Backup and Find Your Phone!
    • Android – many choices
    • dottech.org 5 best free: Lookout; Webroot; AVG; NetQin; Dr. Web
    • Pcworld.com top 5: Lookout; Norton; WaveSecure; AVG; NetQin
  • Lost Phone
    • iPhone – many choices
    • Free: Find My iPhone
    • All - Usually needs to be on and some need GPS
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
    • Download software updates
    • Use Protection – anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
    • Be Careful Downloading Apps
  • Downloading Apps
    • Use known sites
    • How many downloads?
    • Check user reviews
    Apple App Store Android Market Amazon AppStore
  • “ Authorized” Access
  • Apps Want Your Data
  • Apps Want Your Data
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
    • Download software updates
    • Use Protection – anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
    • Be Careful Downloading Apps
    • “ Smishing” – look before you click
  • Don’t Click, Don’t Call
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
      • if you can connect for free, so can any attacker
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
    • Help Your Phone Find You
  • Screen Lock Contact Info
  • Screen Lock Contact Info
    • iPhone:
    • New Note
    • Add Contact Details
    • Screen Shot
    • Photo App
    • Set Wallpaper
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
    • Help Your Phone Find You
    • Turn Off Bluetooth
  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • Turn off Bluetooth
    • iPhone: Settings > General > Bluetooth, set Bluetooth to Off
    • Android: Settings > Wifi and Networks > Bluetooth, set Bluetooth to Off
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
    • Help Your Phone Find You
    • Turn Off Bluetooth
    • Keep Your Phone in “Jail”
      • Don’t “jail-break” your phone
  • (bonus) Top 10 Tips
    • LastPass – best password vault/password manager (free for PC; $ for smartphones)
    • Also Consider Apps For:
    • GPS/location
    • Battery life
    • Task killer
    • Memory/SD card management
    • Music/podcasts/video
    • And use a screen protector!
  • Top 10 Tips
    • Set a Password
    • Download software updates
    • Use Protection – anti-malware; backup; locate; remote wipe
    • Be Careful Downloading Apps
    • “ Smishing” – look before you click
    • Do Less On Public Wi-Fi
    • http:// = no credit cards or personal info
    • Contact Info Screen
    • Turn Off Bluetooth
    • Keep Your Phone in “Jail”
  • Discussion… Slides on InfoLink