FCC Launches New Tool To Secure Smartphones

FCC Launches New Tool To Secure Smartphones
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:08pm

How secure is your smartphone? If you’re like the majority of Americans, you have little or no protection on your device, which is packed with personal information. Now, the Federal Communications Commission is launching a new tool to help you secure your smartphone.

To assist the more than 120 million American smartphone owners, the FCC launched the Smartphone Security Checker, an online tool to arm consumers with security steps customized by mobile operating system.

The tool is the result of a public-private partnership between government experts, smartphone developers, and private IT and security companies.

To use the tool, a consumer first selects their mobile-OS (apple iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows) and then follows 10 customized steps and tips to help protect their device.

The smartphone security checker is available at http://www.fcc.gov/smartphone-security.
 

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