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security on a smartphone?


sunnystaines

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if surfing the web on the pc can risk spyware,virus, hijacks etc can the same happen to surfing on a smartphone.

one store tells me no another says there may be an app somewhere to protect the phone but did not think there was a risk.

what has a smartphone got that protects it that a pc does not have.

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Seth Haniel

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but needs to be switched on - as its normal setting is off

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sunnystaines

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seth
thanks i will have to get the shop to set that up for me.

decided to gofor the htc desire after a yoyo between that and the galaxy S

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sunnystaines

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the store said its all automatic nothing to do how do i check this on the htc desire?

does anyone use the matrix dots to enter a secure touch line or just use on/off button?

going to have a good play around once the phone is live connected, so stand by. this old dinosaur is bound to get stuck on silly bits here and there never had a smartphone before.

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Seth Haniel

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Options. Security options. Firewall. Status=disabled. Click to enable.

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sunnystaines

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thanks

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sunnystaines

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no firewall option that i can find, spent all evening playing around

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Forum Editor

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you'll need to install a third-party application like SMobile Security Shield

click here for details. It will run on your new phone, just make sure you go for the Android-compatible version.

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sunnystaines

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FE thanks for the link.

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pookie

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Does anyone have antivirus etc software on their smartphone? Does it slow your phone down?

If I access internet on phone using wifi through home modem router only (as on pay as you go) would I still need a firewall etc on the phone?

Many thanks

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sunnystaines

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norton are doing a free smartphone 90 day beta but i have not tried it.

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