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Old 12-18-2012, 11:28 PM
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FCC Launches Tool to Ward Off Mobile Security Threats

Pretty much everyone has a phone, check this blog post out.

Someone in the U.S. loses their cellphone every 3.5 seconds, which adds up to more than $30 billion in losses each year. Not to mention the losses associated with mobile security theft, password hacks and so on.

To help consumers protect mobile devices and ward off security threats, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping in with a new tool called the "Smartphone Security Checker." The checker -- which is in partnership with organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, Sophos and Lookout -- includes tips for Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry users on setting passwords, backing up data, wiping data on an old phone and how to avoid stolen devices
Continued at: http://mashable.com/2012/12/18/fcc-s...urity-checker/
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The article wasn't very clear. Is this a tool that's going to be included on mobile OS's like Lookout or is this a security best-practices guide for smartphone developers?
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