Security for Mobile Phones

While mobile phone operating systems are typically not thought of as vulnerable to malware and viruses, they can be affected by malicious websites, e-mail or apps. OU IT strongly suggested users always update their mobile phone and device operating systems with the latest stable security fixes and patches released by their mobile operating system provider and cell phone carrier.

For a list of the latest iOS updates, please click here.
For a list of the latest Android updates, please click here. To enable security on your Android device, please see here.

In addition, to the above built in system security, some free and paid apps provide additional security options for your mobile OS. While OU IT can’t recommend specific apps, some common ones are:

iOS:
Trend Micro Mobile Security
McAfee Mobile Security

Android:
Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus
Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus
Norton Security and Antivirus
AVG AntiVirus
Kaspersky Internet Security

 

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Article ID: 37
Created
Thu 9/3/20 8:30 AM
Modified
Thu 9/3/20 11:47 AM