Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smartphone security threats

Many of us smartphone users probably don't think about potential smartphone security threats. CNN is reminding us that smartphone security threats are likely to rise in the near future. Viruses and spyware will likely start infecting smartphones and causing serious problems to corporate infrastructures if users are not protecting themselves from these threats.

Considering that many physicians and other health care professionals keep highly confidential information on their smartphones, I hope they will be ultra cautious with their data by using secure passwords to protect their information. People lose their smartphones all the time. This happens quite frequently in the hospital setting. What type of sensitive information would get compromised if you lost your smartphone? I hope you don't have any patient information on your device.

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