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Security for Cell Phone with Internet?


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blueblue

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Having a cell phone that goes online can be fun, but I worry that a hacker can get my phone numbers. If I had no phone numbers on there, I assume that'd help, but what about the phone's memory? I know it keeps a record of calls, but if I delete that too, is there still something stored somewhere or is it really erassed?

I don't like having a phone that can get online, but occasionally I would like to use the net feature. As far as I know, there's no security programs for the phone but I could be wrong, though I have to do some research into it. It would be fun to be able to check weather while I'm on the road.
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blueblue

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Sorry no one's responded to this. It's very important to me.
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Hi. :)

Please be aware not a lot of assistance I can provide at present:-

Mobile malware removal is in it's infancy. Until tools become available, this forum will mostly discuss threats, protection, bad apps, and experiences.

However saying that, these here and here may prove to be of use from a Security point of view.
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Hi blueblue!

Actually, there are quite a few different options for mobile security. With the popularity of the smart phones, these programs are becoming more and more popular. Lookout was one of the first (that I'm aware of), but you can now find a mobile product by most, if not all, of the major anti-virus companies. Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Trend-Micro, the list goes on. They will all offer real-time protection, as well as offering the capability to disable your phone in the event that it is lost or stolen. I'm not positive, but I also believe that most of these programs also allow you to track your phone if it is missing.

Hope this helps!

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blueblue

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Hi Elster, thanks for the info, I'll look into it. :) :thumbsup:
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I use Lookout. I haven't had to see if it works yet, they do have a feature that if your battery gets close to dead it will turn on your GPS and record your phones location and email you about it - that's pretty nice. (And optional if you don't want to use that feature) I haven't lost my phone yet but I have let the battery die so I've seen it work. I think Lookout is free, or at least it was for me using Sprint. Maybe other mobile providers have free phone security options as well.
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I have Zoner on mine and it does what I want plus it is very light on space and ram sadly they are lacking the mobile web function right now. However, if you use dolphin and its security add-ons you'll be okay the browser also comes with a battery saver add-on as well so a extra bonus.
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Try using a secure VPN to protect your privacy. You can find one at http://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn
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Try using AVG AntiVirus. I'm currently using that app in my phone. :happy:
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Yeah!its really impoetant to have an anti virus. .for the safe of are cellphones..
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