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Cell Phone Security

Volume 4, No. 21

Do you even know anyone who does not have a handheld device these days? Arguably, the use of cell phones and smartphones has become as prevalent as using a computer. As handheld devices with a direct connection to the Internet become more widely utilized, security risks escalate. This month of celebration for National Cybersecurity Awareness, everyone is encouraged to take extra steps to reduce the risk of losing data. Please invest a few minutes and pick up some tips to protect your cell phone data by checking out this article from PC Magazine:  “Mobile Device Security Measures.”  Find directions here about how to better secure a BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile phone.

·         Source Citation: Sarrel, Matthew D. "Mobile device security measures: even the simplest cell phones carry enough data to be dangerous in the wrong hands." PC Magazine Apr. 2009: 46+. Global Issues In Context. Web. 14 Oct. 2010.

 *This Issue’s Techno Term: 
Term:  smartphone
Definition:   a mobile device that includes advanced functionality beyond making phone calls and sending text messages; most have the capability to display photos, play videos, check and send e-mail, and surf the Web
Example in a sentence: Today, most college students meander around campus with their eyes cast downward at a smartphone as they pick up the latest text message or photo sent from one of their 300,000 most intimate friends.
Source:  http://www.techterms.com/definition/smartphone

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