POSTED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 5:31pm
If you are 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 individuals 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 systems.
To use the tool, a consumer first selects what kind of smartphone they have and then follows 10 customized steps and tips to help protect their phone. You can find it here: http://www.fcc.gov/smartphone-security