When Risk is more than a game--marketing strategy for the uninitiated

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  1. Fr33dom

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    http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/mobile/231903411

    FTA:
    Not that there isn't a threat out there, but the latest bit is over-hyped and you can guess who's doing the hyping.

    The easy way to protect yourself against the horde is to not allow non market apps the right to install (Settings, Manage Applications, Unknown Sources (un-check)) and don't connect to public networks. In fact, leaving Bluetooth and WiFi off when not in use are generally a good idea even though they have not proven all that great as attack vectors.

    Also, scrutinize the apps you install carefully.