10 Tips to Tighten Smartphone Security

It doesn’t matter what flavor smartphone you own or buy -- Android, BlackBerry, iPhone or Windows Phone 7 -- you need to protect the data stored on it. Think about it -- you probably store a big jumble of personal and business data on that phone. Without the proper safeguards in place, losing a smartphone, or having it stolen, could put your personal identity or even your company's future at risk.

Seriously, do you want to be the person responsible for that scenario? We didn’t think so. The good news is that basic protection doesn't have to involve a lot of money, resources or an IT degree. Start with following the 10 smartphone security tips outlined by our sister site, Small Business Computing. They're easy, affordable and effective.

Do you ever give much thought to smartphone security? The smartphone is quickly eclipsing the PC for many common small business tasks that need to be accomplished on the road, such as email, social networking, Web browsing, editing or creating documents.

But smartphones' growing popularity also increases their vulnerability; not only because smartphones are small and easily to lose, but also because they present a big target for same kinds of security threats that plague PCs -- viruses and other malware.

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Top 10 Smartphone Security Tips