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Safety Focused Newsletter – September 2016

As smartphones and other mobile devices have advanced and added conveniences for users, they have also become more susceptible to cyber attacks. And, if you don’t take steps to protect the personal or work information on your devices, you could be exposed to considerable risks.

A hacker can attack a smartphone or other mobile device without the owner’s knowledge and gain access to his or her messages, contacts, emails and even his or her location, based on GPS data. Additionally, individual cyber attacks are beginning to exponentially increase in frequency. Although a few years ago hackers mainly targeted retailers and health care organizations, they now see individuals as a key target.