Smart smartphone security

June 2010 Cyber Security

Biodata offers advice on protecting your smartphone.

You make calls, send SMSes, browse the web and communicate via social networks every day, so it makes sense to protect your phone from unwelcome attention. Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 keeps your mobile secure, and private.

Privacy protection

In Privacy Protection mode, the user has control over which contacts and phone numbers will remain private. At the touch of a button you can easily hide and unhide everything related to a particular contact.

Data security

Protect yourself in case you get separated from your smartphone. By SMSing your secret code to your smartphone, the block function will remotely block the smartphone’s contents, or in cases of emergency, delete all information on it using Data Wipe.


If you do not know where your phone is, SMS a user-defined password to your smartphone and GPS Find will reveal its location with a Google Maps link, allowing you to quickly locate your phone and its user.

SIM watch

The first thing thieves do is remove the phone’s SIM. If your smartphone’s SIM is replaced, SIM Watch will immediately block its contents and e-mail you the phone’s new number.

Unwanted calls and text messages?

Kaspersky Mobile Security also makes it simple to control and manage unwanted calls and SMSes. After a conversation ends, the software asks if unknown numbers should be added to a safe or blocked list, preventing unwanted callers from disturbing you in the future.

For more information contact Biodata IT South Africa, +27 (0)11 234 3650,,

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