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Smartphone security? Survey from AVG.

Techstination feature for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What’s on your smartphone?  Worried about security?   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Chances are, if you have a smartphone, you have all kinds of things on it that are personal.    Whether it’s banking information, photos, or even lists of passwords.  But a survey conducted by AVG Technologies found 7 in 10 people aren’t aware of security features that would allow them to delete data remotely if their device is lost or stolen.    AVG Senior Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe…

“Well what we’ve seen is when a platform or an operating system becomes more popular, then the bad guys start switching their techniques to attack people on that platform, which is now happening, specifically, on the Android platform.   So we’ve seen some very sophisticated attacks.”

AVG is one of the companies that make tools you can use to improve security, or, if necessary, remotely delete data.   And some of the products are free.   You can find us, with archives, interviews and more at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Mobile Devices