FCC releases Smartphone Security Checker

Share this article:

The Federal Communications Commission this week released an online tool that offers a number of best practices for securing mobile devices. Known as the Smartphone Security Checker, the guidance, which can be customized for each of the four major mobile operating systems, offers 10 tips, including "how to set PINs and passwords, where to find security apps, how to enable remote locating and data wiping, and how to bac kup and secure your data in case your device is lost or stolen." The tool was created in partnership with several government agencies and mobile security companies.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Apple's iOS 7.1.1 fixes Webkit bugs, encryption bypass issue

Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via "triple handshake" attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.

'Unauthorized' media contact a fireable offense for U.S. intel employees

The new media policy states that U.S. intelligence employees who have "unauthorized" contact with the media could lose their jobs.

AOL Mail hack furthers spam campaign using spoofed accounts

AOL confirmed on Monday that it was aware of the issue and working to remediate the situation.