Securing Your Pocket PC

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening mobile & wireless security

Handheld computers, especially those that come equipped with built-in wireless (such as the iPAQ 4100 series and the Toshiba e800), offer the ultimate in convenience. These pocket-sized devices allow you to access your important business and personal information – contacts, calendar, e-mail – wherever you go, and connect to the Internet or your company or home network anyplace there’s a Wi-Fi “hot spot.” With this added convenience, however, comes added risk. In addition to some of the same security threats you face with your desktop PC, you also have the risks associated with wireless networking and the smaller size of the device makes it more vulnerable than your laptop to loss or theft. It’s important that you protect the handheld device at three levels: