Exhibitors are transforming the show floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas into North America's largest wireless show. Watch the final preparations and hear from CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and Vice President and Show Director Rob Mesirow.
As wireless devices become more innovative, they also become more attractive targets to cyberthieves. Due to the U.S. wireless industry’s continued investment in smart and innovative solutions and vigilance in identifying potential threats, the U.S. has one of the lowest device infection rates in the world, between 0.2 and 2 percent.
Other countries are not so lucky. Due to insufficient safeguards, in some countries (especially Eastern Europe and Russia) wireless devices are very vulnerable:
- Based on industry reports Russia’s infection rate is estimated to be 41.6 percent, with their infection rates in app stores reaching more than 90 percent.
- Around 50 percent of the malicious BadNews-infected apps are in Russian, with fake ads prompting users to “update” or download a new app.
- Unofficial app stores in China have an estimated infection rate of between 55 and 77 percent, leading to the government to prevent users from downloading paid apps to mitigate infections in apps that automatically update.
We provide more information on the U.S. wireless industry’s efforts against infected apps and malware. We have also provided tips on how to protect your mobile device.
Recycling or donating your old devices (and accessories) is great, but make sure you first remove all of your personal information.
To remove your personal information from your cellphone, CTIA offers these eight simple tips:
To download and print these tips in both English and Spanish: http://ctia.it/10wxCrJ
It’s only a matter of time until we solely rely on our cellphones as our wallets. Until then, there are lots of users adopting their mobile devices for banking, payments and shopping.
Unfortunately, this increased convenience may make you a more attractive target for cyberthieves.
To help consumers keep their financial information ...
CTIA 2013 officially begins tomorrow, but there’s lots happening today as part of our pre-conference partner events and seminars.
Attendee, exhibitor and media registration is open today from 8-5 pm at the Sands. We’ll also have videos, photos and stories on our show highlights website throughout the ...
We just released our CTIA-FCBA State and Federal Policy Panels at CTIA 2013 and have a fantastic lineup of speakers and moderators. Our group will have a diverse background – from federal and state policymakers to reporters to our members, there’s a depth and variety of experiences that ...
For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains ...
A couple of weeks ago, we released our semi-annual survey. With the year-end 2012 numbers, the industry continues to grow and invest despite the current economy. The fact that our members spent the highest ever in capital expenditures in 2012 shows ...