in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.



A smartphone is a small computer in your pocket, and all of the vulnerabilities mentioned throughout other sections of this guide apply. The solutions are more or less the same as those for a computer, only with different software. In most cases your smartphone will be running a version of the Android or iOS operating system. The Security in-a-box toolkit has excellent recommendations on secure mobile and smartphone usage

One major difference between a computer and a phone is that the latter always gives away its location to the cellular network. You can read more about this in Can I be anonymous whilst using my phone. Wikipedia has a useful description of various Mobile security issues. Smartphones in general require just as much attention security-wise as your computer.

Now What?