So, you’ve just bought a new mobile device and you are ready to get started making calls, sending text messages and watching movies. But before you do anything, STOP! Your device could already be infected with malware.
Sources indicate that certain mobile devices are now coming embedded with malicious malware disguised in applications such as Netflix. There have been multiple phones identified to have pre-installed software disguised as normal applications but that actually serve as portals to cyber criminals located in Russia and China, among other countries. While the sources are generally unknown, it is suspected that these applications are installed along the supply chain and are then shipped out to unsuspecting end users after quality control checks have been performed.
Best practices for mobile safety therefore include checking the device thoroughly and performing routine inspection once you receive it. Even if the device is bought brand new, removing applications and re-installing them could prevent the theft of your sensitive information or money. Be on the lookout for strange applications, and make sure to consult with company officials or user guides before engaging with any unfamiliar application.
Remember: Voice biometric identity verification is a very important step in the mobile security process, but there are a whole other host of factors at work too. Always keep a watchful eye on your mobile device and make sure to report suspicious or malevolent looking applications.
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