4 ways to protect your phone from hackers

KoolSpan offers cyber security phone tips

BETHESDA - Just how safe are those pictures, texts and emails on your mobile phone?

“It’s easy for someone to who has malicious intent to put software on your device or intercept your phone calls or intercept your SMS text messages,” said KoolSpan’s Glenn Schoonover.

The Bethesda, Maryland security company provides hardware encryption that blocks hackers, for your smart phones—such as blackberries, Androids and iPhones. After all, you never know where you might catch a virus.

“A friend will send them an email or they’ll click on a link and they don’t know what the source is. So it’s very easy to infect mobile phone these days,” he said.

Glenn says be smart when it comes to securing your smart phone.

Lock it with a difficult password. Wipe your phone data often. And…sign up for tracking service.

4 Ways to Secure Your Cell from Hackers

  1. Password protection
  2. Wipe your phone
  3. Track your phone
  4. Avoid unknown downloads

“Think about celebrities that have had their phones hacked and they’ve had their SMS text messages exposed to the public,” added Glenn.

Stich News compiled a list of the top five celebrity hacked photos..

Top 5 Hacked Celebrity Photos

  1. Rihanna
  2. Scarlett Johannson
  3. Vanessa Hudgens
  4. Miley Cyrus
  5. Kim Kardashian

Just as simple as it is to infect a text message, the same goes for a regular call.

“It’s relatively easy for someone to intercept a cell phone call, much easier than most people realize,” Glenn said.

“So our solution encrypts that call to protect sensitive business information, government information – sensitive, but classified government information, particularly people who travel internationally.” 


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