Have you been following along and applying these tips over the past couple of weeks? If so, you've probably noticed they're quick and easy steps to enhanced information security. Read the first few tips here, here and here.
Here's this week's tip from Systems Engineer Charles Koo:
Tip 4: Thwart Bluetooth Attacks. Bluetooth attacks have colorful names, such as bluesnarfing, bluebugging, bluesmacking. Bluesnarfing is the theft of data/information from a Bluetooth-enabled device, typically a smartphone or a laptop. Since Bluetooth isn’t inherently secure, calendar information, contact information, emails and text messages are at risk of being stolen. Bluejacking involves sending spam to a phone, while with bluebugging, hackers can initiate phone calls and even listen in on calls. Bluesmacking is a form of Denial of Service attack. Educate the members of your firm that mobile devices are computers that need to be secure.
Read all five tips here.
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