6 Dec 11 12:23
Here's one article about security on PCWorld:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/216420/smartphone_security_how_to_keep_your_handset_safe.html
I realize there are different OSes for smart phones, and no one of them dominates as much of the market as much as Windows does on the desktop PC.. But where to start?
I currently have an old Blackberry, not data-connected in any way. However, I've been pondering making the jump to a smartphone. Mostly just for the fun of it, b/c I really like the idea of having a pocket-sized PC, like the old Windows Mobile / Windows Pocket PC setups (such as the Dell Axim) that faded into oblivion. Still have an old Dell Axim X3. I guess it still works, last time, it worked, but battery died pretty quickly. That was probably 2+ years ago.
So, on with smart phones. The main thing keeping me back so far has been price for plans. That has been coming down, slowly.. maybe... so it seems, anyway.. It looks like there is a way to get a $50 per phone setup on T-Mobile for "unlimited" everything.. or so it says.. Currently I'm on Sprint. And when I asked around in one of their stores, they said it'd end up costing me $160+!!! That's about $100 more than what we're paying now - 2 phones, decent minutes, 7pm evenings, etc.. I have heard from another Sprint customer of supposedly an unlimited everything plan for 2 phones at $129.99, but that's still double what I'm paying now...
Anyway... for security. It's been in the news a few times of late that smartphone security holes are popping up all over the place. So, I'd hate to get into that area, only to get infested with some virus or whatnot.
Are there any fail-proof methods for any of the OSes out there, or anything of the like that would go across all of the OSes? Also, are there any good apps (free or paid) that do well enough without bringing a smartphone to its knees... or should I say... "to its knuckles"? If
I make the jump, personally, in the near future, it won't before late January, or possibly next Spring.
Thanks for any thoughts/ideas on this general question.
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57