For many, mobile devices are an indispensable tool for storing and sharing increasingly sensitive information. Contacts, emails, and mobile browsing history can easily be compromised without taking the proper measures to ensure that that information is safely in the right hands… and out of the wrong ones. Newly added to our mDirectory are the following how-to guides on securing mobile email, mobile anonymity, backups, and data deletion from our SaferMobile team:
- Mobile Anonymity and Censorship Circumvention: How to Browse the Web Anonymously On Your Phone – A companion guide to Using HTTPS for Secure Mobile Browsing, this article details two tactics for keeping your identity hidden when using a mobile browser. The first is to browse through a proxy, and the second is to use a circumvention tool called Tor. The guide offers an extensive explanation of both methods along with alternatives for anonymous content uploads. Also check out our guide on Orbut, the Android client officially promoted by the Tor Project.
- Securing Your Mobile Email – This guide catalogs the different tactics you can take to keep mobile email safe. It covers email security basics, TLS/SSL enabling, and email encryption. The guide also provides customized tactics and suggestions for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Nokia/Symbian phones.
- Mobile Tools for Backups, Data Deletion and Remote Wipe – Anyone who has ever had their phone stolen knows how frustrating and potentially dangerous that can be. Here we have a comprehensive review of some of the tools out there for data backup and restore, data deletion, and remote wipe.
For all other materials produced by the SaferMobile team, check out this complete list (and watch for a new SaferMobile site soon!)