Today is the first day of October, which means it’s the beginning of the baseball postseason, but it’s also the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As our smartphones become more important in our daily lives, Lookout Mobile Security is reminding us that our smartphones are computers too. We aren’t using our phones for just calls or snapping a few pictures, we are also using them to bank, shop, and send valuable information. Unfortunately, that means our phones become a target for hackers. In fact, up to one million mobile phone users will be affected by mobile security threats in 2011.
It’s not all doom and gloom because Lookout Mobile Security is here to help and protect us. During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Lookout will be running an educational series on its blog to help us understand how to protect our phones and personal information.
“We’ve already seen how PC users became a target for attacks, and we don’t want this to be the fate of mobile users. People can absolutely take steps to keep themselves safe on their mobile device,” said Kevin Mahaffey, co-Founder and CTO of Lookout. “With the proper knowledge people can protect their most personal device before mobile security threats become a larger issue.”
In addition Lookout is going to give Lookout Premium accounts to 5 lucky TalkAndroid readers, so look for our contest posting shortly.
Full Press release after the break: