August 22, 2017

Wimbledon Bluetooth Precautions

With the start of Wimbledon, IBM has reportedly placed Bluetooth applications in London’s trees so people can get all the latest updates on their phones.

Naturally, this will make for a an abundance of potential security threats. The IT Sheild reports that McAfee has issued the following advisories:

1. Turn off the Bluetooth facility of your phone unless you intend to use it or set your phone to hidden, so as not to broadcast your identity

2. Refrain from installing or accepting applications or services contained in Bluetooth or MMS messages that come unexpectedly, unless validated with the supposed sender.

3. Open files with caution – if you are unsure if it is legitimate it may be an infection

4. Regularly back up your phone directory

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