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DHS CISA Advises on Mobile Device Security

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released a set of recommendations on mobile device privacy. CISA said Tuesday that it advises the public to be aware of mobile apps before downloading. Apps access their users' personal information and the agency warns on potentially harmful apps that may threaten security.

The agency recommends mobile devices users understand and verify an app's permission conditions and legitimacy before downloading. CISA also suggests that users maintain awareness on public wi-fi networks where potential data thieves may intercept app information. Cases of both digital and physical device thievery would expose a user's information.

Other CISA recommendations include keeping devices up to date, taking additional steps to protect information and deleting unneeded apps.

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