FCC Unveils Smartphone Security Checklist


The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday launched a smartphone security checker website to help consumers ensure their devices are as secure as possible.

The page lists various mobile operating systems and also points to a general checklist of actions users can take to secure their smartphones.

"You have to have some kind of tips for people to follow," FCC spokesperson Justin Cole told TechNewsWorld. "We recognize everyone's time-constrained, and wanted them to be able to access the list and take simple and effective actions," Cole continued. "That's why we capped the list at 10 items and tried to make them as simple and effective as possible."