Must-Know Facts Every Mobile User Should Know About Security

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Third-party analytics companies are gathering your physical movements to determine what stores you enter, for how long, and which stores you bypass, and then selling that data to retailers.  They are able to do this by tracking the unique MAC address included in broadcasts your device sends out when updating the list of available Wi-Fi networks, even when you don’t connect to these networks or take any action.  Disabling Wi-Fi when not in use will keep your physical location a mystery.

So your users just got new shiny smartphones and can't wait to start downloading all the hottest apps. Hold on a second. Before they do, there are some important facts they need to know. Adam Ely, founder & COO at Bluebox, has identified security facts every mobile user must know before they expose company or personal data to cyber criminals.


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