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Tips for mobile device users worried about latest security flaws

Christina DesMarais | Dec. 5, 2011
Mobile device users worried their personal data may not be safe in light of recent reports of security flaws can download apps, monitor tell-tale signs and adjust settings to protect themselves.

Privacy At Risk

As time marches on, one thing is certain: this tug-of-war between tech users who want privacy and commercial entities who keep dreaming up new ways to breach it, unintentionally or not, isn't going away, especially since researchers are continually bent on stirring the pot.

TIP: One new app that can help keep Apple devices safe from snooping is Hotspot Shield, which compresses and encrypts your mobile data. The app runs in the background and will compress and encrypt all incoming and outgoing exchanges on the fly. For Android users, PCWorld recently walked readers through setting up Android's built-in security tools and suggested a few third-party extras that add valuable safeguards for your personal information.


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