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How to make your mobile phone
safe from hackers
David Strom
@dstrom
Slides available:
http://slideshare.net/davidstrom
Agenda
• Scary things hackers can do with your phone
• I have nothing to hide:!
• Don’t keep your head in the sand
• What ...
Scary things about
mobile phone
security
USA Today Smishing Video
• (link)
“Man-in-the-middle” attack
Mother Horrified to Learn Hackers Put
Live Feed of Daughters' Bedroom Online
How to respond to robocalls
• Register with DoNotCall.Gov. Use a call-
blocking service such as Hiya or Truecaller
• Never...
READ THIS
OFTEN!
Avira, Avast, ESET, Kaspersky, Sophos
Additional suggestions
• Don’t pick some tech that is too difficult to
manage
• Change one or two habits at a time until y...
http://strominator.com 43
Subscribe now!
>Inside.com/sec
urity
http://strominator.com 44
Good luck and stay safe!
David Strom
(314) 277-7832
david@strom.com
Twiiter: @dstrom
http://stro...
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While the news about laptop camera covers can make any of us paranoid, the real cyber threat comes from the computer we all carry in our pockets and purses: our mobile phones. I will describe some of the more dangerous cyber threats that can turn your phone into a recording device and launch pad for hackers, and how you can try to prevent these in your daily life.

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How to make your mobile phone safe from hackers

  1. 1. How to make your mobile phone safe from hackers David Strom @dstrom Slides available: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom
  2. 2. Agenda • Scary things hackers can do with your phone • I have nothing to hide:! • Don’t keep your head in the sand • What things you can do to protect yourself • Balancing privacy and security
  3. 3. Scary things about mobile phone security
  4. 4. USA Today Smishing Video • (link)
  5. 5. “Man-in-the-middle” attack
  6. 6. Mother Horrified to Learn Hackers Put Live Feed of Daughters' Bedroom Online
  7. 7. How to respond to robocalls • Register with DoNotCall.Gov. Use a call- blocking service such as Hiya or Truecaller • Never wire money when requested • Don’t interact with the robocaller: Not even “hello” • Try to call them back
  8. 8. READ THIS OFTEN!
  9. 9. Avira, Avast, ESET, Kaspersky, Sophos
  10. 10. Additional suggestions • Don’t pick some tech that is too difficult to manage • Change one or two habits at a time until you feel comfortable • Eliminate personal info on Facebook et al. (e.g. Jan 1 “birthday”)
  11. 11. http://strominator.com 43 Subscribe now! >Inside.com/sec urity
  12. 12. http://strominator.com 44 Good luck and stay safe! David Strom (314) 277-7832 david@strom.com Twiiter: @dstrom http://strominator.com Slides available: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom

While the news about laptop camera covers can make any of us paranoid, the real cyber threat comes from the computer we all carry in our pockets and purses: our mobile phones. I will describe some of the more dangerous cyber threats that can turn your phone into a recording device and launch pad for hackers, and how you can try to prevent these in your daily life.

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