Going Mobile: Tips to Stay Safe and Connected With Your Mobile Device

Sep 19, 2011, 11:45 ET from Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of mobile devices has grown exponentially in recent years, allowing people to connect with each other from practically anywhere. Today, there are approximately 302 million mobile subscribers in the U.S., and a recent study found that, by 2015, more people will access the Internet on mobile devices than they will on standard computers. Unfortunately, a number of security threats have accompanied this boom in wireless connectivity, with hackers finding new and unique ways to steal users' personal information. Protecting your mobile device is quite easy, however, and Pioneer Services has created an article that shows just how to do so.

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Entitled "Going mobile: Protecting your mobile device is quick and easy," and written by Pioneer Services' Chief Information Officer Doug Allen, the article covers how to stay safe while using a public hotspot, stresses the importance of security updates, and even covers how to keep kids safe when they're using a mobile device.

"So many people rely on smartphones and similar devices that it's vital they keep security in mind, just as they do with a laptop or desktop computer," said Allen. "Thankfully, you don't need to sacrifice any features or connectivity. You just need to keep in mind a few issues that don't take much time to address—especially if you consider how long it takes to get things back in order after a device or the data it stores is stolen."

To read the article, visit the Education section of PioneerServices.com.

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 25 years, Pioneer Services has assisted military families with their financial needs, offering personal loans, VA loans, Certificates of Deposit, savings accounts, retail partnerships, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

For more information, visit PioneerServices.com. For loan information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com.

Scott Cahill
Public Relations, Pioneer Services
ph: 816-756-2020
fax: 816-561-9333

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