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McAfee shows security flaws of smartphones (especially Android devices)

Rob Enderle | Oct. 29, 2012
Smartphone security, or the lack of it, is downright scary. At this week's McAfee Focus event, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle discovered just how easy it is to hack into someone else's device. Even if you secure corporate phones, employees' personal phones pose a significant risk.

This goes beyond putting a security software and a security policy in place. This is making sure a device can't be rooted-or, failing that, this is preventing it from even going into any insecure area.

As another McAFee Focus attendees pointed out, it's probably wise to avoid banking on your smartphone and talking about anything sensitive in range of your phone. If someone sends you a free phone, check and double-check the authenticity of the source before you use it. It's something to keep in mind as holiday shopping season starts.

 

 

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