More than 550,000 mobile devices equipped with SGSecure app to date:

More than 550,000 mobile devices equipped with SGSecure app to date:

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SINGAPORE: Since it became launched, the SGSecure cell app has been set up on greater than 550,000 cell gadgets, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The app, which enables the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to send critical signals to the public throughout terrorist attacks or other main emergencies, is part of the SGSecure movement – a government initiative released closing 12 months to help Singaporeans be organized for an apprehension assault.

Meanwhile, 1,000 residents participated within the Kolam Ayer Emergency Preparedness (EP) Day on Sunday (Jun eleven).

Computing on the go faces all of the typical threats and vulnerabilities as well as a number of new ones. Smartphones or notepads can be individually targeted. Cybercriminals, for example, can gain access to your confidential information by simply observing you work. There are other vulnerabilities. “Texting”, for example, has been known to deliver malware to unsuspecting users that can allow cybercriminals to completely compromise an entire hardware platform.

Residents from Kolam Ayer watch an emergency simulation on Sunday (Jun eleven). (Photo: Vanessa Lim)

Residents had been given the possibility to equip themselves with abilities which include CPR-AED and improvised first aid competencies.

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Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim officiated the occasion and joined residents to witness a “live” exercise simulating an attack through gunmen.

 

 

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Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Yaacob was known as on residents to stay vigilant and united to address the danger of terrorism.

“When an attack happens, we ought to stand together and now not unfold rumors or untruths to cause mistrust among our community,” said Dr. Yaacob, adding that this can be playing straight into the hands of the terrorists’ aim to sow hatred and fear.

Smartphones and mobile digital equipment, in reality, are at a much greater risk of being lost, damaged or compromised than a networked computer. Smartphones can easily be stolen but they can also function as a conduit for the transfer of malware when they are synced or used to exchange information with network computers. Now that mobile digital devices are so powerful it’s fair to suggest the damage that can be done by the loss of a mobile device can be just as bad as by any other means.

You should make every effort to learn how to secure your mobile digital equipment.

Dr. William G. Perry is an information security specialist with significant experience as a university professor, author, and contractor for various federal agencies. Dr. Perry is the publisher of How to Secure Your Smartphone and Other Mobile Devices

 

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