Your mobile devices – including smartphones, laptops and tablets ‒ are always within reach everywhere you go, whether for work, travel or entertainment. These devices make it easy to connect to the world around you, but they can also expose a lot of info about you and your friends and family, like your contacts, photos, videos, location and health and financial data to the bad guys. It’s important to stay cyber safe when using your mobile device.
Personal Information is Like Money. Value it. Protect It.
Secure your devices: Use strong passwords, passcodes or touch ID features to lock your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out.
Think before you app: Information about you, such as the games you like to play, your contacts list, where you shop and your location, has value ‒ just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through apps
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